Applied Psychology Placement


Placements will run for 30 weeks from the start of the autumn term, up until the start of May. Students will work on placement-related tasks for an average of three days per week during that time. Students will carry out work under the supervision of an applied psychologist employed by the host organisation, such as:

  • Audit and service evaluation
  • Helping to run groups or therapeutic activities
  • Supervised/structured assessments
  • Project work
  • Communication, dissemination and organisational work
  • Literature reviewing

600 hours will be spent on these tasks. Students will receive regular supervision (once per week) within the host organisation. Students will also have an academic supervisor, who is a University staff member. Their progress on placement will also be checked three times via assessment, and via monitoring from a University staff member.


  • Coursework (75%) 
  • Presentation (25%)