A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent. You must be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (you may be eligible for GBC either through your undergraduate degree or through a GBC masters conversion course). Applicants who have completed a Masters level conversion programme in Psychology that confers GBC and have achieved a 2.1 level or equivalent (an average of 60% or higher) will be viewed as equivalent to applicants whose original undergraduate degree confers GBC.
You should have relevant experience that allows you to apply psychological principles in practice.
Months of entry
First taught in 1959, this advanced practitioner programme is one of the longest established of its kind in the UK.
The standard qualification for a career in clinical psychology, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology will entitle you to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council and chartered status with the British Psychological Society.
You'll be trained to an advanced level in the use of psychological interventions across a variety of settings, and gain competencies in the application of a range of therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy and interpersonal therapy, and other approaches.
In addition to compulsory competencies in psychological therapies and clinical case management, you will also achieve advanced competencies in consultation and supervision, service development and governance and applied psychology research and evaluation.
The programme is constantly updated to ensure it reflects current practice, and you’ll be taught by lecturers who, as practitioners, are able to convey the most up-to-date methods and theories.
Thanks to our partnership with NHS Education for Scotland and a number of Scottish NHS boards, you’ll be employed throughout your training as a trainee clinical psychologist. Half of your training will be clinical practice-based and you will complete a number of clinical practice placements, usually within your employing NHS Health Board area, covering different specialties and service areas.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- DClinPsy by taught
- full time36-60 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Programme Administrator
- +44 (0)131 650 3889