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Charlotte Farnsworth


United Kingdom
I would recommend this course to anyone who aspires to do a clinical doctorate one day.

More about Charlotte

After completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology, I wanted to get into work and accepted a role as a healthcare assistant in a psychiatric hospital. Although I enjoyed the job, I missed learning and challenging myself.

My long-term career aspiration is to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, but I know how competitive this is and that I need to make myself stand out. I decided to look into different Masters degrees to try and enhance my academic, and research skills in particular.

The course

The MSc Psychology in Clinical Practice immediately stood out to me compared to the other Masters degrees available. It has a compulsory placement component, which means I’ll get to experience working with clinical psychologists themselves and gain an insight into my future profession.

I would recommend this course to anyone who aspires to do a clinical doctorate one day. It teaches essential skills and the teaching staff are wonderful.

All my tutors and lecturers have so much time for you and are always there to provide support, whether that be around the degree, and even personal life. Being part of a small cohort means that they have so much time for you.

The teaching staff also provide insight into what universities are looking for in the doctorate application and the modules encourage us to think critically about the current service provisions available in the UK.


I heard about the scholarship when I came to the open day and during the interview process. I applied and heard that I’d been successful shortly afterwards.

The scholarship has reduced my fees by half, which has helped me so much. I have been able to move to Nottingham in a private rental with a friend and can afford to live comfortably without having to work lots of hours. This means I have more time to focus on my studies and succeed in my course, while also maintaining a healthy social life.

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