You must have the British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Chartering (GBC) and provide proof of this. This usually takes the form of a single or joint 2.1 or above Honours degree in Psychology; however, candidates who have gained GBC by other means will be considered.
From 2018, eligibility to be considered for a selection interview requires a minimum grade of 2.1 honours (or equivalent) in the degree that conveys GBC. This allows candidates who have a first degree below the 2.1 honours standard in a non-psychology subject to apply for training provided that they have gone on to demonstrate the necessary academic standard via a BPS-approved Psychology conversion course.
Additional practical clinical or research experience of working with children or adults with mental health problems or learning disabilities is an advantage.
We do not consider applications from final-year undergraduates.
Months of entry
This Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is collaboratively funded through NHS Education for Scotland and the University of Glasgow. You will be employed by a local NHS (Scotland) Health Board for the duration of the programme.
- In common with most clinical psychology programmes, the cognitive behavioural approach to psychotherapy is dominant but there is also a substantial teaching input based upon other psychotherapeutic approaches.
- The programme covers a wide geographical area, including Ayrshire and Arran, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Highland and Lanarkshire, and is varied in terms of rural, urban and inner city populations.
- Psychologists in departments throughout this area are closely involved in the programme, including placement provision, teaching, research supervision and coordination of teaching modules.
Information for international students
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
- 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
- Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- DClinPsy by taught
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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