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ClinPsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2020

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 or EU fee status should also apply through the clearing house system.

Advice to applicants

All applications should be made via the Clearing House for Postgraduate Studies in Clinical Psychology , and not directly to the University.

All applications must be sent to the Clearing House by the beginning of December the year prior to intended entry; applicants should contact the Clearing House for precise deadline dates for their year of entry.

Interview requirements

Interviews will be held in the spring of each year and take the form of one interview, approximately 30 minutes in length.

The programme constantly strives to improve the interview process and additions to this format are possible. The interview panel consists of programme staff, local NHS clinicians and community members.

Applicants should obtain the interview schedule from Clearing House and ensure they are available during the allotted week. Alternative interview dates are not available.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

Due to our funding arrangements, we are only able to consider EU citizens or international applicants with Indefinite Leave to Remain (or 'settled' status under immigration rules) with 3 years' residency in the UK for funded places.

We now have places for a limited number of students from international countries with overseas fees status, who are seeking the ClinPsyD qualification. These individuals will be required to meet the same entry standards as other successful applicants. As these places are self-funded we encourage candidates to investigate whether bursaries or other funding is available from their home government or other local agencies before applying. You will also need the means to financially support yourself through the three year training programme as the time commitment required for training will not allow for employment. The fees for international students for 2019 entry are currently set at £30,500 per year.

Aptitude test requirement

From 2020, applicants who meet all entry requirements will be invited to sit a GMA (General Mental Ability) test.

The results from this will be used to deselect a proportion of applicants and the remaining candidates will then be shortlisted using the programme's usual process.

Fitness to practise / health requirements

All offers are made subject to Occupational Health clearance via the NHS. Further information can be provided prior to interview if required.

All students are required to demonstrate appropriate professional conduct. Fitness to practice procedures will be invoked in the case of breaches of professional guidelines and codes of conduct.

See the HEOPS standards of medical fitness to train guidance (PDF, 73KB) for more information.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

All offers are made subject to receiving clearance on an enhanced DBS check. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act does not apply and all convictions and cautions must be declared, even those which would normally be considered spent.


Deferrals are not normally permitted.


Transfers are not normally permitted.