Research course

Clinical Psychology

Lancaster University · School of Health and Medicine

Entry requirements

A first degree in Psychology, or an equivalent qualification which confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (at time of application). Applicants must do well in ability tests before being invited to interview (see website).

Months of entry


Course content

The aim in training is to strike a balance between the interests of the individual trainee, formal professional training requirements, academic requirements appropriate for a doctoral level qualification, and the broader and developing needs of a clinical psychologist within the National Health Service.

Placements, academic assignments and detailed research supervision are spread across the three years of training and these provide an excellent grounding for individual development. Support is extensive across all aspects of the programme, with innovative placements, a strong publication culture and the opportunity to be involved in all parts of the programme’s development being some of the outstanding features of this training experience.

Department specialisms

The Division of Health Research brings together over 100 academic and research staff whose research covers one or more of the following broad areas: ageing, palliative and end of life care, mental health, organisational well-being, public health, health equity, disability studies and health economics.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (or a ToEFL Score of 93) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for further information on funding:

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593936