The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology allows students to practice in the areas of research, teaching, consulting in organizations and services for individuals, groups and communities as well as in public and private bodies.
The Master in Clinical Psychology is the natural continuation of the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Honours) also issued by UCM, but it is also aimed to students who have graduated in Psychology (EQF Level 6) at other Universities.
Graduates in Clinical Psychology will be able to work as freelancers or employees in various professional sectors (after having obtained the qualification to carry out the profession of psychologist).
The MSc in Clinical Psychology (MFQ: Level 7, Mode of Study: Full-time, Duration: 2 years, ECTS: 120, Language: Italian- English) issued by UCM United Campus of Malta HEI Foundation, is accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority and is based on the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and European Qualification Framework (EQF) as well.
The Malta Qualifications Framework is mapped against:
– the European Qualification Framework (EQF);
– the Qualifications Frameworks in the European Higher Education Area (QF/EHEA);
– the Transnational Qualifications Framework (TQF).
The UCM graduate in in Clinical Psychology who wanted to work in Italy will also have the faculty of:
a) requesting the academic recognition of the qualification (obtaining the corresponding Italian qualification) from an Italian University of preference (pursuant to art. 2, Law 148/2002 of the Italian Law).
b) requesting non-academic recognition in Italy for access to public competitions from the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department of Public Administration – P.P.A. Office (pursuant to Art. 38 of Legislative Decree 165/2001 and Art. 2 of Presidential Decree 189/2009 of the Italian regulatory framework).
The qualification allows students to practice the profession of Psychologist in Malta and in the European Union, following the approval of the Council for Professions Complementary to Medicine. If you wish to contact the Council, you may call (+356) 21255538, or send an e-mail to the secretariat at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCM graduate in Clinical Psychology will also have the faculty of requesting the recognition of the professional qualification to the national regulatory bodies for the exercise of the profession, where he/she wishes to exercise the profession outside the Maltese territory. In this respect, each State may, at its discretion, request a traineeship supplement or a supplementary examination or other (see Directive 2005/36/EC and Directive 2013/55/EU).
To attend the Master in Clinical Psychology it is necessary to have knowledge and skills acquired during the Bachelor Degree in psychology with particular reference to the study plan.
The curriculum is created for the training of graduates, with expertise in psychology, with particular reference to the clinical profile, with a strong interaction with the philosophy applied to the problems of conscience in its various expressions.
The student will obtain a theoretical and operative knowledge of the methods and techniques of research in psychology.
The student will have the ability to apply the concepts and methods acquired concerning the prevention, diagnosis and support of the patient.
the student will be able to manage interdisciplinary contexts, epistemological flexibility and the student will be able to evaluate the real applicability of interventions.
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