Clinical Psychology DClinPsy - 2019 Entry

Entry Year

Full time 36 Month(s)

Course Overview

The aim in training is to strike a balance between the interests of the individual trainee, formal professional training requirements, academic requirements appropriate for a doctoral level qualification, and the broader and developing needs of a clinical psychologist within the National Health Service.

Placements, academic assignments and detailed research supervision are spread across the three years of training and these provide an excellent grounding for individual development. Support is extensive across all aspects of the programme, with innovative placements, a strong publication culture and the opportunity to be involved in all parts of the programme’s development being some of the outstanding features of this training experience.


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Key Information

Course Directors: Professor Bill Sellwood (Programme Director) 

Duration: 36 months full-time.

Application Procedure: Via the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology

Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree in Psychology, or an equivalent qualification which confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (at time of application). Applicants must do well in ability tests before being invited to interview  (see our website for more details).

IELTS: 7.0 (or a ToEFL Score of 93) or equivalent.

Assessment: Clinical competence, clinical skills assessments, professional issues assignments, systematic literature review, service-related project and thesis. The assessments for the programme are currently under review; please consult our website for the latest information

Financial support: Participants are employed as trainee clinical psychologists on a three-year training contract with the Lancashire Care Foundation NHS Trust (conditions of service apply). Placements may involve extensive travelling as a result of the location or the nature of services provided; assistance with travel expenses is provided. 

Fees and funding: University fees are funded by NHS North West. The programme does not accept candidates on a self-funded basis.

  Further information: Please see our webpages



For further information, please see our web pages

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