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DClinPsych Clinical Psychology

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Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

DClinPsych - Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

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.
  • Select the current job description and person specification for the position of Trainee Clinical Psychologist.

Each year of this programme begins with an extended teaching block, the remaining teaching is then spread regularly throughout the year. The remainder of your time will be spent on clinical placements with teaching interspersed to complement the clinical experience you gain. Over the duration of the programme you will also undertake year-long placement periods. During your first year of study you will work with children, young people and families, and people with learning disabilities. As a first year trainee you will also gain a foundation level qualification in systemic family therapy (independently accredited by the Association of Family Therapy).

Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.


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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants with a 2:2 degree in Psychology who have also completed a further postgraduate academic research qualification in psychology may also be considered. Any conditional offers will be subject to achieving a 2:1 or above.

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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