Research course

Clinical Psychology

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

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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

This three-year programme will provide you with knowledge of central theoretical and empirical approaches to clinical psychology. You will gain experience of the application of theoretical models and treatment approaches to psychological problems and you will develop competence as an applied psychologist and scientist practitioner across multidisciplinary healthcare settings. The programme is BPS accredited and HCPC approved.

There are core modules in clinical psychology and research methods; a small-scale research project and research thesis. Practitioner modules provide NHS experience in clinical services.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall, with minimum of 6.5 in all components.

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
  • Further details of 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

Social Sciences
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