Foundations in Clinical Psychology (C8501)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

This module will provide you with an introduction to clinical psychology. You’ll critically consider theory and research evidence concerning potential causes of different mental health disorders, and how they are diagnosed and treated.

While quantitative research evidence will commonly be referred to on the module, qualitative research illustrating first-hand experiences of people with mental health disorders will also be considered. This will help deepen your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered.


67%: Lecture
33%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: