Taught course

Clinical Psychology

University of Glasgow · School of Medicine
DClinPsy by taught

Entry requirements

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. 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


Course content

The programme follows a modularised structure, which integrates academic teaching, clinical practice education and research training. This process underpins the commitment of the programme team to maximising the synergy between the clinical, academic and research components of training and reflects explicitly our commitment to an integrative educational process.

The programme consists of 16 compulsory courses.

Year 1
Foundations of clinical psychology
Foundations of clinical practice 1
Foundation of clinical practice 2
Foundation knowledge, understanding and skills
Service-based evaluation project 1.

Year 2
Child/family/adolescent theory and practice
Learning disability theory and practice
Research methods
Research practice
Advanced professional practice 1
Service-based evaluation project 2.

Year 3
Advanced practice 1
Advanced practice 2
Psychology and the law
Research practice 2: major research project
Advanced professional practice 2.

Information for international students

IELTS - A score of 8.0 or higher must be achieved, with no element of the test falling below 7.5. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Funding for the programme is via NHS Education for Scotland, and all those accepted into the programme will be employed in the NHS (Scotland) as trainee clinical psychologists.


Qualification and course duration

DClinPsy by taught

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Mrs Lynsay Coulter