Research course

Clinical Psychology

University of Nottingham · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

2:1 (upper second class honours degree or international equivalent) in a relevant subject and a Masters at merit level. All applications will be considered individually on their own merits. Applications from candidates who do not hold a 2:1 (or equivalent) first degree will be considered at the discretion of the postgraduate research academic team.

Months of entry

December, October, July, April, February

Course content

The Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology offers both PhD and MPhil degrees in applied psychology related to its core areas of interest.

Research projects are usually either placed within the relevant research group or managed as collaboration across groups.

All research students have a main supervisor and a second supervisor.

We welcome applications for a PhD in a variety of research areas. For more detailed information about the research opportunities we offer, please see relevant topics under the link ‘Find a supervisor’ and also relevant research groups and centres under the ‘Research’ link on the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology homepage.

The PhD in Clinical Psychology is suitable for students who wish to study in the area of clinical psychology. It generally involves a three year full time or 6 year part-time research programme where the student can intensively study in the area of their choice supervised by experts in the field. The MPhil usually takes 2 years full time or 4 years part time.

NOTE: The PhD in Clinical Psychology does not provide a qualification in Clinical Psychology, which is distinct from the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme. The PhD is a qualification showing that you have conducted your research in an area relevant to clinical psychology, for instance, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression or traumatic stress. It is a purely research degree with no training in clinical skills.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 846 7238