Taught course

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

King's College London · Psychology
ClinPsyD by taught

Entry requirements

Normally, a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in Psychology, or a different discipline where the candidate has achieved Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society via a conversion diploma.

In addition, all applicants are expected to have the equivalent of at least one year of full time relevant clinical experience or employment, either paid or voluntary, before submitting their application. Appropriate experience includes one-to-one work with service users, offering therapy and interventions, working under the supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist and conducting and disseminating research. Please note part time volunteer work during a first degree will be insufficient on its own.

Months of entry


Course content

The three year full-time Health Care Professions Council approved and BPS accredited DClinPsy programme trains clinical psychologists who embody the scientist-practitioner ideal and will go on to become leaders in the NHS. Three days a week are spent on clinical placement and two days are for teaching and research. The programme is underpinned by a biopsychosocial framework and emphasises the integration of theory, research and practice in all aspects of training. The programme takes cognitive-behavioural therapy as its main therapeutic modality, and has particular strengths in family therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, neuropsychology and clinical health psychology.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ClinPsyD by taught
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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