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Study clinical psychology abroad

An in-depth guide to studying clinical psychology as an international student.

Clinical psychology degrees abroad

Clinical psychology is the process of assessing and treating patients for a range of conditions that have an affect on mental health and well-being. Clinical psychology programs are often vocational degrees that explore the treatments and support you can give patients to help with specific conditions.

Clinical psychology program structure

Clinical psychology degrees are usually only available as postgraduate programs. Once you have a bachelor’s in psychology or a relevant major you can progress to a master’s or PhD focused on this area of health and medicine.

However, in the UK, some universities have the option of studying the subject at bachelor’s level as part of a psychology degree or as a standalone degree.

A doctorate or PhD program in clinical psychology may require you to create an extensive research paper and new contribution to the subject, extensive practical training and assessments, as well as exams.

It’s likely that a clinical psychology program will entail work experience or a placement year to ensure that you have plenty of practical experience. The theoretical modules included within a clinical psychology program will vary depending on the university, but will revolve around topics such as:

  • Research
  • Cognition
  • Development
  • Individual differences
  • Neurophysiological disorders
  • Diagnosis
  • Conditions and treatments

Alternative psychology degrees

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Clinical psychology study abroad programs

Clinical psychology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in clinical psychology

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    Psychology (Clinical Psychology) - BSc (Hons) London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,780 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology - BSc William Paterson University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,768 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Clinical psychology graduate programs

Master's in clinical psychology

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    Clinical Psychology - MClinPsy University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    40,375 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Human Services Psychology - Clinical Psychology (APA accredited) - MA University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,899 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Foundations of Clinical Psychology - MSc Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    14,500 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Clinical Psychology: Women's Studies Specialization - MA Lakehead University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,406 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Mental Health and Clinical Psychology - MSc London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,780 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in clinical psychology

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    Human Services Psychology - Clinical Psychology (APA accredited) - PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,899 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Clinical Psychology - PhD Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,300 USD
    Start date
    May, August
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    Clinical Psychology - PhD Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    23,112 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Clinical Psychology - PhD University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    4,500 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Clinical Psychology - PhD Seattle Pacific University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,604 USD
    Start date
    January, March, September
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Future clinical psychology careers

Clinical psychology is useful for graduates who want to enter social care or medical psychology roles such as:

  • Counseling psychologist
  • Mental health social worker
  • School counselor or psychologist
  • Rehab psychologist
  • Medical psychologist

Graduates may also want to consider following an academic career path and focus on psychological research and teaching / lecturing.