Clinical and Community Psychology BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code: C892 120 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical and Community Psychology, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year

What makes this course different

Our world-leading research

92% of research is world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognised (REF 2021)


Work on a real-life project with a mix or NHS and grassroots community/activist groups.

Incredible access to real services and community partners

You will be able to get work experience, and have specialist teaching with practitioners and service users, to give you a real sense of how clinical and community psychology works in the real world.


Accredited by British Psychological Society

Studying a BPS accredited course gives you the opportunity to gain membership of the Society.

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

We've designed this degree to give you a competitive edge when it comes to gaining a place on a postgraduate course. If you decide to go straight into work, the experience you'll have gained from placements in clinical and community settings will maximise your job prospects too.

Industry links

We have links with NHS Trusts across the North Thames region, MIND, Terrence Higgins Trust, Centrepoint, Women's Aid, National Autistic Society, Young Gamblers and Gamers Education Trust (YGAM).

Graduate employers

Our graduates have gone onto work in the NHS, the voluntary sector, schools, social services or local authorities, or in private clinics.

Job roles

Your degree could be your first step towards becoming a clinical psychologist. It may also lead directly to other graduate employment opportunities within the NHS, public sector or charitable and voluntary sector organisations. Having a degree recognised by the British Psychological Society means an opening to careers in a wide range of other areas, such as sports and leisure, education, human resources, consumer research and advertising, and the media. 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

To be a clinical psychologist you will need a 3-year Taught Doctorate in Clinical Psychology to gain eligibility to be registered by the HPC (Health Professions Council). You can study this with us at UEL.

Alexandra Deac
One thing that actually helped me in my current position and in my postgraduate studies was...critical thinking, applying theory to real-life circumstances and also self-awareness practices."
Alexandra Deac

BSc (Hons) Clinical and Community Psychology

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Our cutting-edge Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) approach revolutionises face-to-face learning, providing students with scheduled on-campus hours and additional learning opportunities. 

Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) grants students access to course materials and resources beyond their regular study hours. We provide state-of-the-art technology and specialised spaces, equipping students with the skills needed for their future careers. 

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

Academic support

With dedicated time for activities and personal development, our holistic approach to learning nurtures academic, personal, and professional growth. Students receive comprehensive career support through our on-campus and virtual Career Zones, personalised support services, and an exclusive online portal called Track My Future (TMF).

Dedicated personal tutor

Academic advisers, module leaders, and fellow students are available to support your academic queries. Academic tutors offer help with skills like writing and maths. IT Service Desks provide support for university IT systems. Our Student Support hubs cater to all your needs, including disability support.


Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars, and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

 The approximate hours for this course are: 

  • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours
  • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours 
  • Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. 

For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts on average 20 - 25 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 15 plus students. In the classroom, you will be taught in smaller groups of students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

We assess your academic work through various methods like group work, exams, essays, presentations, case studies, professional development, and practical activities. Grades contribute to module marks, and assessment includes a combination of coursework and exams spread throughout the year. 

No exams are scheduled in the first year. In the second year, the balance of coursework and exams depends on your chosen option modules. This year also includes a work-based learning module where you reflect on your experience and connect it to psychological research and theory. In the third year, your final research project coursework holds significant weight in assessment. 

Feedback is provided within 15 working days, following UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford


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What our students and staff say

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The University's contacts within the local NHS trusts offer a wide variety of work experience and opportunities for research. The programme leaders were innovative in their presentation of lectures and seminars. They gave a first-hand account of the profession and provided a good understanding of what to expect when working in the mental health field."

Eileen Ward

Clinical and Community Psychology, BSc (Hons)

John Read
I love to help our psychology students understand and normalise emotional distress and relate it to events in their lives, and their social context, rather than think in terms of ‘disorders’ ‘chemical imbalances’ or ‘mental illnesses’. Educating them about the research relating adverse life events to mental health problems is important to me."

John Read

Professor of Clinical Psychology