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ClinPsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2021

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Academic entry qualification overview

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.

English language

For applicants whose first language is not English a minimum of IELTS 8 (with no less than 7 in the writing element) is required, although this may be waived if the student has completed an undergraduate degree in a majority English speaking country as defined by the UK Home Office . You must supply an official IELTS transcript to support your application or provide a date on which you will be taking a test.

For more information about English language tests see English language requirements .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries, provided all applicants are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Potential applicants should contact the BPS for further information on equivalency and how to register.

Relevant work experience

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.  Experience as a support worker alone is not considered sufficient.

Professional entry qualification

All applicants must be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.

Other entry requirements

A minimum of 12 months' clinically-relevant experience, such as work in a healthcare setting or clinical research, is also essential.