Taught course

Clinical Psychology

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

All candidates, at the time of application, must be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Candidates should normally have at least a 2:1 honours degree.

Additionally, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant clinical experience, an understanding of the NHS and a commitment to working in it. The programme is not able to offer any accreditation of prior experience or learning (APEL) routes. Candidates are normally required to hold a current driving licence and have their own transport. In line with other courses nationally, successful applicants will not be expected to be enrolled for other postgraduate studies when commencing clinical training.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a 3-year full time course which upon successful completion leads to a professional qualification in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych.). The course, has been developed between Coventry University, The University of Warwick and NHS providers and was established in 1998. The course has a long history of training effective clinical psychology practitioners who have become highly valued and respected members of the health and social care workforce.

The course is situated within the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences at Coventry University, which is one of three Schools within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The programme is also embedded within the Department of Psychology (Faculty of Science) at the University of Warwick. The D.Clin.Psych benefits from this academic arrangement as the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry has one of the strongest health and social science profiles in the country and The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading research universities. This context aims to provide an inspiring environment for training clinical psychologists to work in the NHS and trainees additionally benefit from having access to the combined facilities of two universities.

Information for international students

This course requires IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Doctorate
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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