Research course

Psychology (Clinical)

University of Lincoln · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

All applicants must have a good honours degree in Psychology recognised by the BPS as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). (NB. Undergraduates will not normally meet the essential requirements of the trainee person specification.) In exceptional circumstances, candidates with a 2.2 degree may be considered if they have a higher degree as evidence of ability to complete a demanding postgraduate level programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Trent (Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham) Programme is a multi-agency collaboration between Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham.

This programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the BPS.

The programme provides training for people from diverse backgrounds to become resourceful clinicians, capable of drawing on a broad range of psychological models and theories, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to inform their practice as HCPC registers and BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologists.

Fees and funding

Successful candidates will be employed as Trainee Clinical Psychologists by the appropriate local NHS Trust on a three-year fixed term contract; registration for the degree of DClinPsy is a condition of employment.

Trainees will be paid on NHS Agenda for Change pay band 6. Trainees will receive travelling expenses for all journeys associated with the training programme in line with normal NHS policies. All educational training costs are paid by East Midlands Health Workforce Deanery; some monies are available to contribute to research costs.

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Shelia Templer
0115 846 6646 or 01522 886644