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Professional Doctorate Clinical Psychology

Professional Doctorate Clinical Psychology

Key information
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Qualification type

DClinPsych - Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The programme benefits from the input and support of clinicians based in South and North East 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.

Some of the benefits of studying on our programme include:

  • Our relatively small trainee cohorts offer trainees the opportunity to work closely with the programme team and with one another. Such close working relationships, combined with robust and holistic support systems for trainees' personal and professional development, provide an optimal training experience and foundation for trainees' career-long personal and professional development.
  • The programme is particularly well integrated with local research and clinical networks. Clinicians working in the region contribute directly to the course through teaching, supervision (on placements and as field research supervisors) and other aspects of the programme. This close collaboration provides many opportunities for ensuring strong theory-practice integration.
  • Trainees on this programme benefit from teaching input from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the possibility for some trainees to have a 3rd year placement there.
  • The programme aims to develop the critical and reflective competencies of trainees. We provide learning opportunities for developing flexibility, leadership skills and reflective practice that are essential to meet the challenges faced by the profession of clinical psychology and by health services.

We place a priority on responding to trainees' feedback and on reviewing and updating the way in which training is delivered in order to remain responsive to current needs and developments at the forefront of clinical psychology.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

08-OCT-20

Modules

This module covers three topic areas: Adult Mental Health, Older Adult Mental Health, and Neuropsychology. It allows you to gain the knowledge, understanding and competencies required to provide clinical psychological services to Adults, Older Adults, and people who require neuropsychological assessment and related interventions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,061

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£25,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.