Clinical Psychology


  • Entry year 2024
  • Duration Full time 3 - 4 years, Part time 52 - 68 months


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 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.

This programme is also available to study on a part-time basis over 52 months.

Further information: Please see our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology webpages

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

Undergraduate degree or conversion course which confers eligibility for the graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Applicants do not need to be members of the BPS. Applicants must have GBC with the BPS at the time of application and cannot apply when an award is pending unless this would be confirmed prior to April in the year of entry.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check your eligibility with the BPS prior to application.

Applications must be made via the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology and cannot be made directly to the University. Applications close at the end of November in the year proceeding programme commencement. Confirmation of closing dates should be sought via the clearing house website.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with a minimum of 7.0 in each element of the test

Fees and funding

For information about the fees, please visit the programme webpage

General fees and funding information

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