Research course

Clinical Psychology

University of East Anglia · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

All applicants must have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) as defined by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Evidence of this should be submitted at the time of application. If you are unsure as to whether your undergraduate programme was accredited by the BPS, and therefore grants GBC, you can check by visiting the BPS webpages. Some individuals who do not have GBC may be able to apply for this via the special case criteria with the BPS, while others may have to complete a further postgraduate conversion course; again, further information about conversion courses can be found on the BPS webpages. Final year undergraduates who are completing a course that grants GBC can be considered if they meet our criteria. Please visit the University's website for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

The current research themes for clinical psychology are:

  • Children and young people's mental health.
  • Health Psychology.
  • Mental Health Problems in Adults.
  • Vulnerable Populations: older adults, dementia.
  • Vulnerable Popultaions: acquired brain injury.

The University of East Anglia clinical psychology doctoral course is a partnership between the University, the NHS, and practising clinical psychologists in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. We value the support of practising clinical psychologists highly, and they are involved in all aspects of the course organisation and teaching, and have many links with University. We offer supervisor training, study days, and a highly valued series of masterclasses in cognitive behavioural therapy.

Please visit the University's website for further information

Department specialisms

The programme is based in the Norwich in the Norwich Medical School (MED). This interdisciplinary School provides a unique environment for training clinical psychologists to work in the NHS of the future. Within the School there is an active and enthusiastic programme of research.

Information for international students

English entry requirement : IELTS level 8.0 (with no score below 7.5 in each test element, listening, reading, writing and speaking) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

For all three years of the course, trainees will be employed by a local NHS Trust in the region, as trainee clinical psychologists under NHS terms and conditions of service as agreed under Agenda for Change. All training fees are paid by the East of England Strategic Health Authority. Travel expenses are reimbursed in accordance with NHS terms and conditions of service. There are no self-funded places available.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0) 1603 591 709