Taught course

Clinical Psychology

Cardiff University · School of Psychology
DClinPsy by taught

Entry requirements

All entrants must have graduate basis for chartered membership of the BPS. Relevant experience of paid or voluntary work in a clinical, community or clinical-academic setting with client groups and service settings directly relevant to clinical psychology is also an essential requirement. As NHS Wales employees, entrants must have the right to work in the UK.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

The Programme is intended for graduates with a degree in Psychology (or equivalent) and who are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society. Successful completion of the Programme confers eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered Clinical Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society.

Special Features

  • The Programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Emphasis is placed on the development of trainee competence through the implementation of collaborative individualised training plans. The Programme is generic in nature and underpinned by a lifespan developmental approach. About half of the Programme time is spent on clinical placement with the rest divided between academic course work, research and personal study. Building upon a firm foundation of training delivered within core clinical specialties and populations, trainees are able to develop their skills in elective placements.

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Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of their proficiency. The minimum University requirements are IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

DClinPsy by taught

full time
38 months

Course contact details

The Student Services Office
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