ClinPsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
3 Years
Entry requirements

A degree (minimum Upper Second (2:1)) in single honours Psychology, or joint honours where psychology constitutes at least fifty per cent of the course, is required.

The degree must have already been awarded at the time of application; candidates who are currently undergraduates will not be short-listed for interview.

For candidates with degrees that do not constitute at least 50% psychology, a BPS accredited Psychology conversion course must be obtained (original award grade will remain the same therefore the minimum of a 2.1 award remains applicable).

Candidates must establish their eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society before making an application.

A minimum of 12 months of paid FTE clinically relevant experience such as work in a healthcare setting or a background in clinical research involving direct contact with patients delivering assessments and/or treatments and/or service development work  at the time of submitting an application  is considered essential.

Formal consent to participate as service users in practical and clinical teaching will be required as a condition of entry to the programme.

Full entry requirements

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Application for the ClinPsyD programme is made through the British Psychological Society's Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology.

Overseas applicants who do not meet the criteria for home fee status should also apply through the clearing house system.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
ClinPsyD Y N N N

Programme overview

  • Learn from some of Europe's leading researchers while undertaking your own project.
  • Access some of the best research facilities in the world at both the University and in hospitals around Greater Manchester.
  • Undergo training in transferable skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals through the Doctoral Academy's training programme.
  • Conduct research at a university ranked 6th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2023).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what undertaking postgraduate research at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .


To be announced.

Currently, trainees are fully funded by NHS England and are full-time employees of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. They have annual leave and other benefits in line with usual NHS entitlements and are subject to the normal policies and procedures of the employing Trust. On entry to the programme all trainees commence on the first spine point of Band 6 of the Agenda for Change pay scales.

Additional expenses

Trainees are provided with mobile phones to record clinical sessions to aid their development as clinicians on placement. Encrypted recorders are also available to loan to undertake research.  Trainees are required to pay for replacements should they be broken or lost.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
FBMH Clinical Psychology Doctorate
+44 (0)161 529 4180 OPT. 5
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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