Clinical Psychology

Doctorate in Clinical and Health Psychology

The Doctorate in Clinical and Health Psychology is an applied training programme which entitles graduates to apply for registration as a clinical psychologist with the Health Professions Council and as a chartered clinical psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

Start date October
Length of study Three years full-time
Programme director Dr Matthias Schwannauer

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Why choose the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology?

First taught in Edinburgh in 1959, this advanced practitioner programme is one of the longest established of its kind in UK.

Aims

The core purpose of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme is to train clinical psychologists to doctorate level.

Structure

The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme is taught in blocks spaced throughout the years of training, and interspersed with supervised NHS placements in linked areas.

Career prospects

Upon successful completion of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a Practitioner Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist with the HCPC and the British Psychological Society.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements to be considered for the programme.

Fees

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology students are funded through NHS Education for Scotland (NES), which pays fees, trainee salaries, and travel expenses.

How to apply

All applications for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology are processed by the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology.

Related links

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

British Psychological Society

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology study resources

Guide to video teaching on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme