Accreditation first for the Society

The Society has accredited the UK’s first Applied Psychology (Clinical) degree. The course, offered by the University of Exeter, has been awarded dual accreditation from the Society as both a psychology degree and as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner training component.

It was developed inline with the document The Future of Undergraduate Psychology in the United Kingdom, a paper jointly produced by the Society, the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network and the Associated Heads of Psychology Departments.

Improving student employability and reducing the stigma of mental health issues were integral to the design of the degree. Professor Eugene Mullan, Chartered Psychologist and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Exeter, said:

“This new programme will ensure graduates are well prepared for careers in mental health services, as well as having an excellent academic grounding in psychology. This answers a real need in the health care sector.”

The first students will embark on the BSc Applied Psychology (Clinical) course in October 2012.

For more information on Society accreditation visit the accreditation webpages.