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Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Doctorate

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3 years

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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.


This module aims to refresh and develop your previous knowledge, skills and critical understanding of advanced research methodology, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches, as used in psychological research. The module is also designed to explicitly prepare you for the two doctorate-level research modules which occur in Years 2 and 3 of the programme, ensuring that you have the requisite knowledge and skills to successfully engage with those modules. The key foci for this module include critical review of established literature, project design, project management, data analysis and the dissemination of research findings.

Tuition fees

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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.

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