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.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
From 2017, trainees who have already completed the NES-funded MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People at Edinburgh University or the MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care at the Universities of Dundee and Stirling will be eligible to complete their doctorate in a shortened timeframe in accordance with the University of Glasgow Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) regulations and procedures. This will result in completion of training five months early in recognition of the skills and knowledge already acquired and demonstrated via completion of the eligible MSc courses.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2019-20
Trainees are funded through NHS Education for Scotland (NES), which pays University fees, trainee salaries, and travel expenses related to teaching.
Salaries will commence at Spine Point 21 on the Agenda for Change Band 6.
Self-funded trainees will not be considered.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- DClinPsy by taught
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Mrs Lynsay Coulter