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ClinPsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

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.

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' paid FTE clinically-relevant experience, such as work in a healthcare setting or clinical research, is also 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, or for those who have not recently studied in the United Kingdom, you  must  supply an official IELTS or TOEFL transcript to support your application, or provide a date on which you will be taking a test. Please note IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years.

We require a minimum IELTS score of 8.0 overall or TOEFL iBT 112. For the writing component, we expect that you have achieved a minimum of 7.0 (IELTS) or 25 (iBT). 

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' FTE clinically-relevant experience, such as work in a healthcare setting or clinical research, is also essential.

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.