Research course

Clinical Psychology

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Psychology
Qualifications
DClinPsy

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology. 2:2 honours degrees will be considered if you have evidence of subsequent academic achievement equivalent to a good 2.1. This could include a PhD or an MSc at the level of merit or distinction.

Your qualification must confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS). You need to be eligible for the GBC by the time you apply. You can check whether your qualification confers on the BPS site (http://www.bps.org.uk/what-we-do/membership/graduate-member-mbpss/graduate-member-mbpss).

You application needs to include any academic publications and research experience, such as an MSc, PhD or other relevant research or service evaluation work. If you are are completing a PhD you must complete your studies before taking up a place on this programme.

You need to have a minimum of 12 months full-time (or equivalent) recent experience in a field relevant to clinical psychology.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) integrates research and clinical practice in order to prepare you for practice as a professional Clinical Psychologist. You will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and for Chartered Clinical status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The clinical psychology programme at Newcastle is one of the longest established training programmes in the UK, having celebrated over 50 years in practice. It is part of the School of Psychology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, at Newcastle University. It is closely integrated with the NHS, particularly with our NHS colleagues in the local psychology services and those in Health Education North East which is part of Health Education England.

The programme integrates research and clinical practice throughout all aspects of the training in order to prepare you for practice as professional Clinical Psychologists, eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and for Chartered Clinical status with the British Psychological Society (BPS). The aim of the programme is to develop clinically competent and effective scientist practitioners who are able to contribute to and develop the knowledge base through the understanding, production and utilisation of research findings. The programme is committed to an evidence based and empirically grounded ethos. You will also be enabled to develop key skills and qualities in collaboration, reflection and leadership.

Teaching and training draws on current research, and trainees are required to demonstrate the links between theory and practice throughout their training. Our trainees need to develop and demonstrate competence in the current evidence-based and widely-practiced aspects of clinical psychology. You will develop capability in the critical appreciation of relevant empirical literature and clinical theory. This will allow you to draw upon and contribute to the research basis for clinical practice and solve relevant problems systematically.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing and 8.0 in reading). You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
School of Psychology
Email
doctorate.director@newcastle.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7925