Research course

Practitioner Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

University of Surrey · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS; a minimum of a 2.1 degree in psychology is typically required; at least nine months’ (whole time equivalent) sustained, recent experience in clinically related areas.

As the programme is training professionals for the NHS, we cannot accept applications from non-EU countries. Entry to this programme is conditional on a satisfactory check by the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS), formerly known as the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB).

NHS funding is available to UK/EU postgraduate students who meet NHS funding requirements, so these students would therefore not be personally liable for payment of tuition fees. No self-funding applicants can be considered. Find further information on the Clearing House website.

Applicants are required to hold a current, valid UK driving licence and have access to transport for work purposes.

Months of entry


Course content

The PsychD Practitioner Doctorate Programme is a three-year full-time Programme which leads to eligibility for registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and for chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The Clinical Psychology training programme at Surrey promotes the NHS values which are enshrined within the NHS constitution. These are: Everyone counts, respect and dignity for all, improving people’s lives, compassion, working together for patients and a commitment to the quality of care.

The programme team is dedicated to recruiting graduates whose individual values and behaviours align to those of the NHS.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 686 509