M.Sc. | Master of Science in Psychology (Clinical)

Programme Overview

Offered by: School of Social Sciences & Humanities

This course provides a thorough grounding in research training relevant to clinical psychology. This research-oriented course focuses not only on equipping students with advanced research skills but also emphasises the importance of research evidence and the ability to assess this critically and constructively.

Keeping pace with advances in this discipline, the M.Sc. Psychology programme seeks to deliver a thorough, all-encompassing understanding of psychological functioning at the individual and social levels.  To acquire specialised knowledge, students are able to nurture their academic interest in clinical psychology. Their personal growth and awareness is heightened throughout the course. Clinical psychology addresses behavioral and mental health issues that individuals face during their lifetime. These may include intellectual, emotional, psychological, social and behavioural maladjustments.

During the course, students enrich their experience through field visits. They are also encouraged to pursue internships in hospitals and complete projects on selected topics. Thus, students enhance their skills and become trained and competent professionals in the field. The course also provides a thorough grounding in research training relevant to clinical psychology. Students develop advanced research skills and the ability to assess research evidence critically and constructively.

Upon completion of Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, a student will be able to explain psychopathology behind various kinds of abnormal functioning and to diagnose mental, emotional and behavioural disorders.

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes. Behaviour is everything that people do that can be observed directly. Mental process include everything in our mental lives, such as thoughts, memories, feelings and motives This psychological phenomena are investigated using the scientific method; and the outcomes of these investigations are applied to diverse professional settings like treatment of mental illness, health promotion and job selections etc.

What does a Psychologist do in the real world?

Psychologists work in many different areas of society and are concerned with practical problems. They help people to overcome trauma, stress, depression and phobia. One can choose from a variety of exciting careers as a clinical psychologist, forensic psychologist, sports psychologist, industrial – organisational psychologist, child psychologist or family counselor. There are various developmental agencies, rehabilitation centers, guidance centers and NGOs in society on the lookout for counselling psychologist and rehabilitation psychologist for seniors, those with intellectual disabilities, victims of violence and war, drug addicts and child laborers. Although psychologists are trained to work in diverse areas of society and develop the ability to observe different behavior patterns, they should choose their careers based on their area of specialisation and interest.


Programme Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

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Programme Structure

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Eligibility Criteria

A candidate who has passed any degree examination from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks with Psychology as one of the Optional subject shall be eligible for admission to the programme (45% in case of SC/ST/PH students).

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