Taught course

Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Institution
Staffordshire University · Life Sciences and Education
Qualifications
ProfDoc

Entry requirements

You’ll need:

  • A good honours degree (2:1 or 1st) in Psychology. Where your first degree is not in Psychology, you must have a minimum 2:1 in your original degree, supported by a recognised conversion course to Psychology.
  • To demonstrate eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society.
  • To have a minimum of one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) practical experience of working with people in a human service setting, including relevant experience outside traditional health/caring settings.

If your first language is not English and your university courses were not taught and examined in English, you’ll need an IELTS score of 7.5 with no element below 6.5.

Enhanced criminal record checks are made through the Disclosure and Barring Service (for England and Wales) or Disclosure Scotland. Occupational health screening is carried out by the employing NHS Trust before commencing employment.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our professional doctorate represents a unique blend of academic study, clinical experience and research which will enable you to qualify as a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

An important strand running through the course is the impact of society upon psychological wellbeing. We encourage you to be alert to and involved in the wider context of changing health, social and economic needs of the population.

The teaching elements of the course are closely linked to the work you’ll be doing in your clinical placements and your research activities. The links between theory, practice and personal development are developed through a strong emphasis on reflective practice.

The course has been commended by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the high regard in which the course team and its students are held by NHS stakeholders and service users who play an active role in its development and implementation.

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Division of Clinical Psychology in the BPS.

The course is a partnership between Staffordshire University, the NHS and practising clinical psychologists in Shropshire and Staffordshire. As a trainee clinical psychologist, under current funding arrangements, you’ll be employed full-time by one of two local NHS Trusts.

Applications can only be accepted via the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: Professional Doctorate Clinical Psychology

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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