M.Sc. Clinical Psychology

Why M.Sc. Clinical Psychology at CVV?

Highlights of the Programme

The M.Sc.Clinical Psychology programme offers students a transformative educational experience that combines theoretical knowledge, practical training, and research skills to prepare them for a fulfilling career in the field of mental health. With a strong emphasis on practical training, students have the opportunity to engage in supervised clinical placements, working with experienced professionals in renowned hospitals, mental health centres, and rehabilitation centres. This hands-on experience allows students to develop essential clinical skills, gain confidence in their abilities, and refine their therapeutic approaches. The programme focuses on research training, enabling students to contribute to the advancement of clinical psychology through the generation of new knowledge and evidence-based practises. Graduates of this programme are well-equipped to pursue diverse career paths in various settings, making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

International Collaborations

1. Global Exposure and Internships

CVV’s global internship programme provides an exceptional chance for students and young professionals to acquire practical work experience in a diverse cultural and business environment. Through hands-on work assignments, mentorship, and networking opportunities, interns will gain a deep understanding of the local culture, while developing skills that are highly valued in today's global economy. CVV's global internship provides a chance to:

  • Experience a different work culture
  • Build a global network
  • Improve language skills 
  • Develop cross-cultural skills
  • Reflection and evaluation

2. Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Prof. Annette Leonhardt​

University of Munich, Germany

Prof. Roger Natarajan

Actuarial Program Director
University of Michigan, USA

Prof. Craig Hassed

Monash University, Australia

Prof. Uma S.Kambhampati​

Head of School, School of Politics Economics and International Relations
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Reading, UK

Prof. Bernadine Van Gramberg

Professor and Academic Board Chair Federation University Australia

Prof. Timothy Marjoribanks​

Associate Dean Research
School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Programme Structure

Semester I

Semester I

Course NameCourse CategoryCredits
Personality TheoriesCore4
Cognitive Neuroscience:
Advanced Cognitive
Elective 1: Applied Health
Psychology / Elective 2:
Educating students with
special needs
Clinical TrainingCore4
Total Semester Credits24
Semester II

Semester II

Course NameCourse CategoryCredits
Cognitive Neuroscience: NeuropsychologyCore6
Advanced Research Methods: QuantitativeCore4
Psychodiagnostics-2 (Practical)Core4
Elective 1: Child and Adolescent Psychology / Elective 2: Applied School PsychologyGE4
Clinical TrainingCore5
Total Semester Credits24
Semester III

Semester III

Course NameCourse CategoryCredits
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Behaviour TherapyCore4
Qualitative Research MethodsCore4
Scientific WritingGE3
Clinical TrainingCore6
Total Semester Credits23
Semester IV

Semester IV

Course NameCourse CategoryCredits
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Cognitive TherapyCore4
Positive Clinical PsychologyCore4
Indian Approaches to PsychotherapyCore4
Clinical TrainingCore6
Total Credits 24
Other Details
Core Courses (Compulsory courses)87
General Electives7
Total Credits94

Higher Studies & Career Avenues

Fee Structure: Academic Year 2023-24

Annual  Tuition FeeActivity FeeAnnual Programme Fee (Tuition + Activity)

Expert Teaching Faculty

DR. RAMESH PATTNI Adjunct Assistant Professor School of Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Heritage
Professor Emeritus
DR. SATHEESH VARMA Assistant Professor School of Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Heritage
Assistant Professor

Assistant Dean | Assistant Professor

 Assistant Professor