Taught course

Clinical Psychology

University of Nottingham · School of Psychology
DClinPsy by taught

Entry requirements

Good first degree (at least second class honours) in a relevant subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council and accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Applications can only be made through the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology, University of Leeds.

The Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology offers the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as a professional training course in clinical psychology.

This course is run in collaboration with the University of Lincoln and in partnership with the clinical psychology services of three local NHS Trusts – Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

The programme leads to the award of a DClinPsy doctoral degree. The purpose of the course is to train people to become skilled, clinical psychologists, eligible to be registered with the HCPC and chartered by the BPS, who are able to work effectively within the NHS and equivalent organisations.

Graduates from the course will be confident in using research methods to answer clinical questions, have organisational and service evaluation skills and be aware of priority groups within the NHS.

The DClinPsy programme is competency based and conforms to the Standards for Education and Training of the Health Professions Council and the accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society. It has three main components: University based academic teaching, service based practice learning, and clinically relevant research.

The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is delivered on a full-time basis over three years.

University based teaching takes place over two semesters: the first (September to January) is based at the University of Lincoln, the second (February to June) is based at The University of Nottingham's Institute of Work, Health and Organisations. Practice learning takes place throughout the year and is based at placements in services in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Research is conducted throughout the programme leading to the completion of a doctoral thesis at the end of the second year and the completion of a service related research project at the end of the third year of training.

This course is approved by the Health Professions Council and accredited by the British Psychological Society.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Medical School web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

DClinPsy by taught

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559