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DClinPsych 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

Become a competent and capable clinical psychologist. Receive training which emphasises psychotherapy, reflective practice, complex clinical issues and applicable research skills. As the first in the country to be approved through a joint partnership between the Health and Care Professions Council (HPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS), and having run since 1982, this programme will enhance your psychological career and enable you to become a highly reflective scientist practitioner.

Key features

Benefit from service user involvement through working closely with the Service User and Carer Consultative Group.Widening participation in clinical psychology - candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome. Benefit from our commitment to producing competent and capable clinical psychologists who work as highly reflective scientist practitioners; Become eligible to apply for registration as clinical psychologists with the Health and Care Professions Council, with the opportunity to gain Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol) status, and full membership of the Division of Clinical Psychology with the British Psychological Society; Take advantage of excellent relationships with local services in the South West of England; local clinicians are committed to supporting training and offer a wide range of placements in both rural and urban settings.


Establishes learners safe, effective and ethical application of core psychological proficiencies in clinical practice and psychological therapy (integrating psychological theory and evidence in accord with service users values and priorities) including establishing effective therapeutic relationships and inter-disciplinary team working; assessment and formulation; intervention and evaluation; communication, training and consultancy; professional practice; supervision and personal development; related to psychological health issues though practice-based learning usually with children, adolescents and learning disabled people.

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Entry requirements

One is a degree in psychology, or other degree plus a conversion course (at diploma or masters level), and eligibility at the time of application for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). We do not have specific requirements for applicants' degree classification. We welcome applicants with an interest in learning from their life experiences, both personally and professionally. The second entry requirement is relevant experience of at least one year whole time equivalent (not including undergraduate placements). This will preferably comprise evidence of several months in a single role. It is helpful to have had clinical experience that has been supervised by a qualified clinical psychologist and to have current understanding of the profession of clinical psychology.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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