Taught course

Clinical Psychology

University of Nottingham · School of Psychology
DClinPsy by taught

Entry requirements

1 or 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a degree in psychology conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership with the BPS.

Candidates with a 2:2 (or international equivalent) may be considered if they have a postgraduate degree at masters level or higher.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a skilled, clinical psychologist, who'll be eligible to register with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) allowing you to work effectively within the NHS and equivalent organisations. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS),conferring eligibility for becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

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

Teaching is informed by current research which has been developed to help you make a difference in the real world. There are three main components:

1. University-based academic teaching takes place over two semesters:

  • September to January is mostly based at the University of Lincoln (with some exceptions in the first year)
  • February to June is mostly based at the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine.

2. Service-based practice learning takes place throughout the year during placements in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

3. Clinically relevant research is conducted throughout the programme, including a research project, plus a separate doctoral thesis in the middle of your third year.

At the end of the course you 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DClinPsy by taught
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559