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Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Doctorate

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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:

This is an opportunity to develop your knowledge of the psychological models relevant to the practice of clinical psychology and your clinical skills in this area. Experienced clinical psychologists provide much of your academic teaching and act as placement supervisors for your clinical practice development.

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. The programme provides training 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. The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology leads to the award of Doctor of Clinical Psychology.

You can find out more about our undergraduate psychology courses here.

Professional accreditation:

[The British Psychological Society (BPS)] The training programme is regularly reviewed and approved through both University procedures and those linked to their professional body, The British Psychological Society (BPS) as well as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

How you are assessed

You are continually assessed in various ways, completing both formative and summative work, throughout your training. You complete written pieces of work (ranging from case studies and essays through to a doctoral-level research thesis) as well as oral presentations regarding academic topics and clinical cases. You are expected to acquire a range of clinical competencies within your clinical practice modules which are assessed on placement by your placement supervisors. Progression from one year to another is dependent upon the successful completion of the set modules.

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 is a first-year module that introduces you to the fundamental principles necessary to work with clients across the lifespan. A range of therapeutic approaches are introduced, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic therapy and cognitive analytic therapy. The module introduces the cycle of assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation, and includes an analysis of the application of this process in work with children, adults of working age and older adults. A combination of lectures and seminars is used to introduce the main concepts and issues and the current evidence base.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

All UK/EU applicants must apply through the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology. 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.

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £275m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more

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