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UniversityofBirmingham

ClinicalPsychologyDoctorate(ClinPsyD)

Thisprogrammecomprisesacombinationofacademicteaching,researchandresearchtraining,andprofessionaltrainingduringclinicalplacements.Youcomplete
fiveplacementsinarangeofhealthsettingsintheWestMidlands.Weencourageanattitudeofcriticalopen-mindednesstoarangeoftheoriesandmodels,and
emphasisetheimportanceofevidence-basedpracticeandreflectiononclinicalwork.

Coursefactfile
TypeofCourse:Doctoralresearch

StudyOptions:Fulltime

Duration:3yearsfull-time

Startdate:September

Contact
Admissionsenquiries:
StudentRecruitmentTeam
Email:clinpsyd-admissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk(mailto:clinpsyd-admissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk)

Details

Thisprogrammecomprisesacombinationofacademicteaching,researchandresearchtraining,andprofessionaltrainingduring
clinicalplacements.YoucompletefiveplacementsinarangeofhealthsettingsintheWestMidlands.Weencourageanattitudeof
criticalopen-mindednesstoarangeoftheoriesandmodels,andemphasisetheimportanceofevidence-basedpracticeandreflection
onclinicalwork.

Theprogrammeisexaminedbycontinuousassessment,withstudentscompletingaseriesofassignmentsandprojectsoverthe
threeyears.
DownloadtheClinicalPsychology
Research,whichisconductedinthesecondandthirdyearsoftheprogramme,iswrittenupforexaminationintheformoftwopapers Doctoratebrochure(PDF441Kb)
forpublication.TheprogrammeisorganisedonacollaborativebasiswithlocalNHSpsychologists,andmanylocalcliniciansare (/Documents/college-les/psych/clinical-
psychology-brochure.pdf)
involvedinteaching.

BirminghamisoneofthemajorcentresforclinicalpsychologytrainingintheUKandmostgraduatestakeuppostsinNHSdepartments:candidatesofferedaplaceon
theprogrammearefundedbysalariesprovidedbytheNHS.

ThisprogrammeissubjecttoaCodeofProfessionalConductandFitnesstoPractiseregulations,towhichtraineesarerequiredtosignup.

Relatedlinks
SchoolofPsychologywebsite(/schools/psychology/index.aspx)
ClearingHouseforClinicalPsychologywebsitehttp://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp/(http://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp/)

Feesandfunding
MostcandidatesofferedaplaceontheprogrammearefundedbysalariesprovidedbytheNHS,howeverwewillconsiderasmallnumberofoverseasselffunding
applicantsfor2014entry.Theoverseasfeeis20,000peryear.

Entryrequirements
Youmusthaveeither:a1stclassdegreeahigh2:1(ieaGPAof65orabove)orifalower2:1,aclinicallyrelevantMastersdegreeinaddition.Youmustalsohaveone
yearfull-timeclinicallyrelevantexperiencesuchthatyoucandemonstrateyouhavebeeneitherapplyingpsychologicalprinciplesinaclinicalsettingorengagedin
researchthatisrelevanttoaclinicalpopulation(egasaresearchassistantoraspartofathree-yearPhD).Theexperiencecouldbespreadacrosstwoyearsbutmust
equatetooneyearfull-time.Maturecandidateswithrelevantprofessionalbackgroundsandqualificationswillbeconsideredonanindividualbasis.

CandidatesmustalsohaveGraduateBasisforCharteredMembership(GBC)oftheBritishPsychologicalSociety.Forguidanceonthekindsofexperienceconsidered
toberelevantwhenapplyingfortheClinicalPsychologyDoctorate,pleasevisittheClearingHouseforPostgraduateCoursesinClinicalPsychologyswebsite
(http://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp/).
Internationalstudents
TheClinPsyDisonlyopentoPsychologygraduateswhoareregisteredwiththeBritishPsychologicalSociety(BPS).IfyourqualificationsarenotfromtheUKorthe
RepublicofIreland,youwillneedtohavethemassessedbytheBritishPsychologicalSociety(BPS)toseeiftheycangrantyouGraduateBasisforChartered
Membership(GBC).YoumustdothisbyapplyingformembershipoftheBPSformoreinformationonthisprocessandonGraduateBasisforCharteredMembership.

StandardEnglishlanguagerequirements(/postgraduate/requirements-pgt/international/index.aspx)apply

ForcandidateswhosefirstlanguageisnotEnglishorwhosefirstdegreewasnottaughtinEnglishtheminimumrequirementsareIELTS7.0withnolessthan6.5inany
band.

Howtoapply
ForEUcanddatesapplicationstotheClinPsyDshouldbemadethroughtheClearingHouseinClinicalPsychology,(thisprocessclosesaround2ndDecembereach
year).However,overseasselffundingapplicantsshouldapplydirectlytotheUniversitybycontactingusatclinpsyd-admissions@contacts.ac.uk(mailto:clinpsyd-
admissions@contacts.ac.uk)(tel+441214145476)orRuthHoward(r.a.howard.20@bham.ac.uk(mailto:r.a.howard.20@bham.ac.uk)).Applicationsfromoverseas
candidateswillbeconsideredupuntil13thJune.

Relatedlinks
Postgraduatecourses-SchoolofPsychology(/schools/psychology/study-here/postgraduate/index.aspx)

Relatedresearch
Clinicalpsychologyresearch-SchoolofPsychology(/research/activity/psychology/clinical/index.aspx)

Relatedstaff
DrTheresaPowell(/staff/profiles/psychology/powell-theresa.aspx)

Employability
BirminghamisoneofthemajorcentresforclinicalpsychologytrainingintheUKandmostgraduatestakeuppostsinNHSdepartments.

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