menu icon
Book your open day visit nowClick to book open day
Professional Doctorate Clinical Psychology

Professional Doctorate Clinical Psychology

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

DClinPsych - Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The University of Essex Doctorate in Clinical Psychology has been training people to become reflective and highly competent clinical psychologists since October 2005. The programme was developed in partnership with commissioners from the Health Education East of England, the University of Essex, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and NHS Trusts based in Essex.

Professional accreditation

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist.

Course Features

The programme benefits from the input and support of clinicians based in South and Northeast Essex, particularly Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. Some input into psychodynamic teaching is also provided by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. The programme is housed in the vibrant academic and research community of the School of Health and Social Care, which has an excellent reputation for research and teaching in health and social care, and it is committed to inter-professional learning.

Modules

This module involves the processes and assessments relating to the development of ten core competencies at a level commensurate with the first year of training and relevant to working with adults and older adults. You complete two supervised practice placements (or their equivalent).

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

Applicants to the programme should: have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS. Demonstrate at least one year's full-time, or equivalent, clinical or research experience relevant to clinical psychology. Applicants need to demonstrate that they have a realistic understanding of what the work of clinical psychologists entails and demonstrate experience of applying psychological theory in a clinical setting and possess one of the following: A BPS accredited degree in Psychology with a high 2:1 or above. The average mark for third year modules must be 65% or above OR a recognised international degree in Psychology, equivalent to a UK high 2:1 degree (over 65%) OR a BPS accredited conversion degree in Psychology with an average mark of 65% or above OR a 2:2 honours degree in Psychology with subsequent demonstration of academic competence, for example through achieving 65% or above (or equivalent) at Masters/Doctoral level in a research degree relevant to clinical psychology.