Entry requirements

Minimum upper second class degree in psychology or equivalent conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) by BPS, plus relevant work experience plus satisfactory performance at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Study a mix of taught and research components. This route gives you eligibility for registration with the HCPC as a clinical psychologist.

You'll learn theoretical and empirical approaches to clinical psychology to develop competence as an applied psychologist and scientist practitioner.

This degree includes core modules in clinical psychology and research methods, a small-scale research project and a research thesis. Practitioner modules give you NHS experience in clinical services. This route is funded by the NHS. The programme is BPS accredited and HCPC approved.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you'll need an IELTS minimum level of 6.5 with a 6.0 in writing, reading, speaking and listening.

Fees and funding

Funding may be available through the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership or NHS.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Psychology, and the University of Southampton as a whole, have excellent research facilities. There are opportunities for MClinPsych Clinical Psychology doctorate students to conduct their research theses in conjunction with specialist academic staff, or in areas of special interest of other programme team members.

Course contact details

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