- Degree: Minimum BSc 2.1 Honours in Psychology (BPS Accredited).
Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
English Language Requirements:
- Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
In the most recent BPS accreditation, our Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology was widely praised for its structure, quality of teaching, clinical rigour and philosophy.
In the context of a critical and innovative approach, you will gain the knowledge and skills to become an effective clinical psychologist across different client groups and work settings. You will also learn how to apply knowledge and theory to different ways of working, such as direct therapy, indirect working (e.g. consultation), staff support, service development and organisational change.
You will gain core skills in assessment, formulation and therapeutic interventions. Your effective core therapy skills will include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and at least one other approach.
We offer theoretical frameworks for evaluating clinical psychology theory and practice in a critical but constructive way. You will learn about innovative approaches to practice, such as social constructionist, narrative and systemic therapies, and community psychology interventions.
The research element of the course encompasses both qualitative and quantitative methods. And we offer an outstanding range of placement and personal/professional development experiences.
At a recent accreditation visit, the BPS spoke of our course as being “clearly ahead of the game” in terms of engaging with the future directions of healthcare provision. It also acknowledged that the course was viewed extremely positively in this regard by trainees, recent graduates, supervisors and employers.