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Clinical Psychology Doctorate

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Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

DClinPsych - Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology

Course type


Course Summary


This is a 3-year full time course which upon successful completion leads to a professional qualification in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych.). The course, has been developed between Coventry University, The University of Warwick and NHS providers and was established in 1998. The course has a long history of training effective clinical psychology practitioners who have become highly valued and respected members of the health and social care workforce.

The course is situated within the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences at Coventry University, which is one of three Schools within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The programme is also embedded within the Department of Psychology (Faculty of Science) at the University of Warwick. The D.Clin.Psych benefits from this academic arrangement as the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry has one of the strongest health and social science profiles in the country and The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading research universities. This context aims to provide an inspiring environment for training clinical psychologists to work in the NHS and trainees additionally benefit from having access to the combined facilities of two universities.

The programme is also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

This programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) , the statutory regulator for practitioner psychologists in the UK.

How you'll be assessed

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Career prospects

There is currently great demand for clinical psychologists both within the NHS and privately. The majority of our graduates go on to take up positions in clinical practice.


Model Specific Therapies 1 (20 Credits) - Core
Clinical Presentations 1: Adult and Older Adult (20 Credits) - Core
Research Methods in Clinical Psychology 1 (20 Credits) - Core
Clinical Neuropsychology and Severe and Enduring Mental Health Difficulties (10 Credits) - Core
Professional Practice in Clinical Psychology 1 (10 Credits) - Core
Research Methods in Clinical Psychology 2 (20 Credits) - Core
Clinical Presentations 2: Child and Learning Disabilities (20 Credits) - Core
Professional Practice in Clinical Psychology 2 (10 Credits) - Core
Clinical Health and Forensic Psychology (10 Credits) - Core
Model Specific Therapies 2 (20 Credits) - Core
Research Thesis in Clinical Psychology (90 Credits) - Core
Specialist Workshops - Core

Tuition fees

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

All candidates, at the time of application, must be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership?(GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Candidates should normally have at least a 2:1 honours degree and be proficient in the use of English. If English is not the candidate's first language, and they haven't studied at degree level in English, then proficiency will need to be demonstrated to the level of IELTS 7 or equivalent. Additionally, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant clinical experience, an understanding of the NHS and a commitment to working in it. The programme is not able to offer any accreditation of prior experience or learning (APEL) routes. Candidates are normally required to hold a current driving licence and have their own transport. In line with other courses nationally, successful applicants will not be expected to be enrolled for other postgraduate studies when commencing clinical training.

University information

Coventry University is a well-established higher education institution located in the West Midlands. As the UK’s fastest growing university, and the 6th largest overall, Coventry offers students a wide range of postgraduate courses, award-winning facilities and an extremely high standard of teaching. The main campus is in the heart of Coventry, a truly global metropolitan city with a diverse and dynamic student population. The university...more

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