menu icon
Book your open day visit nowClick to book open day
Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Doctorate

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

DClinPsych - Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course is an innovative, creative and contemporary training course to develop clinical psychologists who are able to contribute to and take leading roles in the provision of psychological health care throughout the NHS and the communities we serve.

You complete training across the lifespan of children and adolescents, working-age adults and older adults, as well as working with special needs and specialist services across a range of psychological models, including cognitive behavioural, cognitive analytic, psychodynamic and systemic approaches. Indirect interventions are encouraged and opportunities to undertake our innovative organisational placements can be provided. Successful completion of this programme leads to the award of Doctor of Clinical Psychology.

The course is delivered in close partnership with your employer: Tees, Esk and Wear Valley's NHS Foundation Trust (spanning County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby). Other local NHS Trusts are also important partners and stakeholders in your training. You have placement opportunities in community and inpatient services and in different specialisms, including peri-natal and forensic services, for example. You may be placed anywhere within the North East and Yorkshire region and may need to travel.

The neuropsychology teaching at Teesside is designed to help trainees gain a knowledge base and experience in neuropsychology which may also form a good basis if you are interested in further specialising in clinical neuropsychology after the completing the doctorate. This knowledge and experience may help with partial accreditation towards a post-qualification Diploma in Neuropsychology delivered by the University of Bristol, and/or potentially the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) route.

Career opportunities

The programme provides the relevant doctorate qualification for graduates to practise as clinical psychologists in the NHS and wider health and social care system, within both privately and publicly funded positions.


These modules enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to work effectively with clients across the lifespan. The modules involve clinical practice placements in two of the following: adult mental health, older adult, and child and family services. Placements run consecutively. Work patterns and client needs vary depending on your placement setting. Throughout the modules you relate theory to practice and adopt an evaluative and evidence-based approach to your clinical work. Reflection on your learning and development is facilitated through a minimum of one hour of supervision each week, and the use of a reflective log. Clinical tutorials give you an opportunity to reflect on your professional learning and development in the context of the clinical environment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

All UK/EU applicants must apply through the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology (link below). Screening criteria used in the first stage of the application process includes: being eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society; a minimum academic attainment of a 2.1 (or equivalent level for degrees from countries where a different classification system is used) at undergraduate psychology degree level (or a 2.2 with a successfully completed master's degree or higher in psychology); a minimum of 12 months' full-time relevant clinical experience (not necessarily consecutive); those who are still undergraduates at the time of application will not be considered.

Department profile

Criminology & Law Our master’s courses in criminology and law focus on crime, its causes, responses by law enforcement, methods of prevention, social phenomenon, crime control, state crime, and criminal and restorative justice. Our criminology courses have been developed in response to the need of statutory, voluntary and private organisations involved in developing crime reduction strategies. You develop expertise in theory, method and...more

University information

Teesside University Middlesbrough is a friendly, modern university located in the heart of North East England. It has a large and vibrant campus, home to more than 22,000 students and includes a community of over 8,000 postgraduates. The university offers a broad portfolio of postgraduate programmes including taught and research degree, as well as continued professional development courses and short courses in a variety of subject areas. It...more

Similar courses at this uni