Clinical Psychology

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for applicants.

1.     An undergraduate degree or equivalent at 2.1 level, or above, in psychology, health or a cognate discipline.


2.     Possession of a UK-recognised core profession (e.g. nursing, special education teacher, doctor, psychologist, social worker).

You can get more information about core professions on the BABCP website:

Where an applicant’s undergraduate degree does not meet the level stated above or is not obviously related to subjects relevant to mental health, they may be admitted at the discretion of the programme director as long as they meet the professional qualification requirements.

3.     Substantial current, or recent, work experience with relevant populations in mental health settings. This should provide clinically relevant experience which may be acquired in statutory, third sector or private organisations.

4.     Most students will have access to their own clinical caseload in their place of work (and which will meet clinical governance standards set out by the programme).  However, the new on-campus clinic is able to provide a number of places for students to undertake supervised CBT work on site.  There is an additional fee for supervision for students applying for a placement at the on-campus clinic.

5.     Access to an appropriately qualified supervisor.  Where the student is currently employed in an NHS CAMHS post and is funded by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), a supervisor must be provided in the workplace and a dedicated CBT tutor, funded by NES, will coordinate placements.  Students from outwith the NHS may make their own supervision arrangements, and the supervisor must meet the programme supervision competency requirements.  Alternatively there are a limited number of placements in the on-campus clinic and supervision will be provided for an additional fee.

6.     An up-to-date PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) certificate.

7.     For applicants whose first language is not English, documentary evidence of competence in both written and spoken English must be provided. Please visit the postgraduate language requirements website for further information. The IELTS level for this programme is: IELTS 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.5 in each section).


Future study pathways

If you do not meet our professional training requirements or are seeking full-time study, we invite you to come back to our web pages in the future.