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Prof Doc Clinical Psychology

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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 Summary

The Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) course provides a comprehensive training programme comprising concurrent academic teaching (on average two days per week) and clinical work placements based mainly in the NHS (on average three days per week). The overarching purpose of the training course is to supply highly competent clinical psychologists for the NHS and related settings. On successful completion of training you will meet the Health and Care Professions Council's requirements for registration as a Practitioner Psychologist. You will also satisfy the British Psychological Society’s Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology requirements (BPS, CTCP) for becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

This three-year, full-time doctorate-level training course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

How You'll Learn

The course team will support your development using both a broadly critical and open-minded stance to working with clients and services. The team questions the idea of distress as being something that simply occurs inside individuals, and encourages a perspective that puts individual distress in its social context.

Your Future Career

As a graduate of this course you will have the necessary training to work as a clinical psychologist in the NHS and related settings, such as primary care, community contexts, hospital wards, and charities. The training programme will also send you forward into your career with an enriched and broadened outlook that we hope will be of lasting benefit. The BPS praised the course’s critical stance as empowering the development of both therapeutic and non-therapy competencies – for example, developing skills in promoting new ways of working as well as influencing the field at a policy level.


Clinical Psychology Placements 1 & 2 (90 Credits) - Core
Clinical Psychology Theory & Practice 1 (90 Credits) - Core
Clinical Psychology Placements 3 & 4 (90 Credits) - Core
Clinical Psychology Theory & Practice 2 (60 Credits) - Core
Research Component (90 Credits) - Core
Clinical Psychology Theory & Practice 3 (30 Credits) - Core
Clinical Psychology Placements 5 & 6 (90 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an honours degree of first or 2:1 class (overall grade of 60% or greater) which is acceptable to the British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Applicants with a conversion diploma/MSc must have a 2:1 class or better in their first degree, and equivalent results or better in the conversion programme. Applicants must have knowledge of data analysis procedures employed within the field of psychology including multivariate statistical and qualitative approaches. The programme selection procedures in 2020-2021 may be subject to variation due to the COVID epidemic: applicant will be advised of any additional tests or questions when they apply. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

University information

At UEL, 94% of the university’s research is considered to be of international standard (REF 2014). Plus, £250k is awarded each year for postgraduate scholarships, providing a 50% discount on taught postgraduate tuition fees. The university is based across two campuses in the thriving area of East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park on its doorstep while Docklands campus has its own train station. Together, they offer over £450 million of...more

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