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Does University of Kent provide placements for the MSc Clinical Psychology course?
Original post by sianneferns
Does University of Kent provide placements for the MSc Clinical Psychology course?

Hi @sianneferns ,

As this is a taught masters I do not believe it does.

However, there are many opportunities for you to gain experience within clinical Psychology outside the course.

For example, we have societies that centre around wellbeing which you could be a part of. Here is a list of all the societies at Kent (you can also wonder around during welcome week if you are coming to Kent and speak to them to see how you can get involved): https://kentunion.co.uk/activities (search for the societies by scrolling to the bottom of the page).

Other things you could do include volunteering e.g. for SHOUT (https://giveusashout.org/get-involved/volunteer-shout/), Canterbury Nightline (https://canterburynightline.org) which you can make work around your schedule.

If you are looking for a mix of taught and placements I would suggest looking at the clinical associate psychologist apprenticeship at Kent (https://www.kent.ac.uk/global-lifelong-learning/apprenticeships/employing-an-apprentice/clinical-associate-psychologist).

Here is a brief outline of the qualification: "The duration of the apprenticeship will be 18 months. The apprentice spends the majority of their week in their workplace. The programme includes face-to-face teaching one day per week at the Canterbury campus. Face-to-face teaching is supported by online learning throughout the year and progress review meetings with a dedicated Apprenticeship Advisor every 8-12 weeks. "

If you are interested in research experience within clinical psychology then there is a chance to conduct your own research for your dissertation with some amazing supervisors/lecturers at Kent. I did my undergraduate placement in a clinical setting off campus with an NHS service but my advisor at Kent was one of these lecturers who truly supported and reassured me every step of the way.

There are also chances to conduct research or be involved int he process outside of the classroom if you talk to lecturers and see what they have going on that you might be able to get involved in if it aligns with your interest!

I hope this helps. :smile:

Alia
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