Taught course

Clinical Psychology

University of Bath · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
ClinPsyD by taught

Entry requirements

Candidates must have achieved a 2.1 or above for their undergraduate psychology degree or their psychology conversion programme. Candidates must also meet the criteria for GBC with the British Psychological Society, with evidence of committment to a career in Clinical Psychology. Contact with clinical populations for research purposes and relevant work experience is also taken into account when reviewing applications.

Months of entry


Course content

Candidates must have achieved a 2.1 or above for their undergraduate psychology degree or their psychology conversion programme.The programme recruits trainees who show evidence of a commitment to the core principles of clinical psychology and the specific ethos and philosophy of the south west regional training course based in Bath.

The programme itself is strongly committed to an evidence based and empirically grounded ethos. In addition, trainees undertaking the programme will be offered the opportunity to develop a range of special interests during the course of their training, particularly clinical health psychology. We will select candidates on the basis of their anticipated suitability for this approach.

Learning, teaching and training is “research led”. Given the present state of the field, this means that in terms of psychological treatment training, the main therapeutic approaches used will emphasise the full range of evidence based and empirically grounded approaches to understanding and treatment of clinical problems. This in practice will mean behavioural, cognitive and cognitive behavioural approaches together with empirically grounded interpersonal and systemic approaches.

The training provided by the programme thus draws upon the full range of empirically grounded psychological theory, not only in psychopathology but also in other areas of psychology such as social and developmental psychology in order to allow consideration of context and lifespan development. The emphasis in assessment and therapy will be person-centred in the broad sense

Information for international students

International students must have the right to work in the UK and home fee status. IELTS 7.0 (with a score of 7.0 in all components) TOEFL 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based).

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see: http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/fees/researchfees/hss/index.html#psychology

View information on the funding opportunities on our website.

Qualification and course duration

ClinPsyD by taught

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+44 (0) 1225 385506