Information for DClinPsy applicants

Lancaster differs from many other Clinical Psychology programmes both in the way it selects candidates to interview and how it chooses those to offer places to. We would advise all potential applicants to review the extensive information and guidance we provide to allow you to consider the values and approach that Lancaster uses.

About the programme

The vast majority of the DClinPsy curriculum is delivered via face-to-face teaching at Lancaster University, which is also your employment base as a Trainee Clinical Psychologist with Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. In-person attendance at both teaching and placements is a requirement. The programme cannot be attended online 'live' from a distance due to the experiential learning and teaching requirements for trainee clinical psychologists. Placements are allocated across the whole of the north west of England and may be located in Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside or Cumbria. There are more details on placements in our handbook including information on expenses. You may wish to browse the entire handbook for full details on the programme's structure and delivery.

Selection and Admissions Process Information

The icons below will take you to more information about each stage of our selection and admissions process. We update this information each year and it covers everything we do in as much detail as possible. As such it is an essential resource for applicants to the programme and we strongly advise anyone considering an application to read it in full.

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Future Applicant's Event Video

Our future applicant's event happens each year and gives anyone interested in the programme a chance to hear about and ask questions around how our current selections and admissions process, the routes our staff and trainees have taken to join the profession, and personal stories about experiences of clinical psychology from experts by experience.