Taught course

Clinical Psychology

University of Essex · School of Health and Social Care
DClinPsy by taught

Entry requirements

You will need to:

  • Have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS
  • Possess at least a high 2.1 honours degree (with a 3rd year average of 65% or above) in psychologyorpossess a recognised overseas degree in psychology, equivalent to at least a high 2.1 honours degree in psychology (see UK NARIC for information about equivalence of non-UK degrees) or possess a BPS accredited conversion degree in psychology with an average mark of 65% or above or possess a lower second class or low 2.1 honours degree in psychology with subsequent demonstration of academic competence, for example through achieving 65% or above (or equivalent) at Masters/Doctoral level in a research degree relevant to clinical psychology.
  • Demonstrate at least one year’s full-time, or equivalent, clinical or research experience relevant to clinical psychology. Applicants need to demonstrate that they have a realistic understanding of what the work of clinical psychologists entail and demonstrate experience of applying psychological theory in a clinical setting.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology has a strong local identity given its partnership with Essex-based trusts, as well as a special link with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London. Essex- and Tavistock-based clinical psychologists make a significant contribution to the teaching, research, placement and other operational activities of the programme.

We train clinical psychologists to deliver integrative psychological services by drawing on a wide range of competencies as critical and reflective scientist-practitioners. The hope is that all trainees will later work in Essex or in the East of England region.

The programme gives a grounding in a range of psychological approaches and encourages trainees to provide and develop clinical services that are responsive to the needs of service users and the demands of a modern NHS.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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