Master Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

University of Nottingham

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 36 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

Show more

Your Details
Thank You

Become a StudyPortals member and get access to exclusive information, like scholarships, related to your favourite programme!

Please enter your full name.

Something went wrong. Please try again here.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

An account with this e-mail already exists. Please log in here.

Are you already a StudyPortals Member?
Find all members only information here


Thank you! Please check your e-mail to activate your account. Once your membership account is activated, you can find all information here.

You can also find alternative Masters here



The Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology offers the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as a professional training course in clinical psychology.

This course is run in collaboration with the University of Lincoln and in partnership with the clinical psychology services of three local NHS Trusts Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

The programme leads to the award of a DClinPsy doctoral degree. The purpose of the course is to train people to become skilled, clinical psychologists, eligible to be registered with the HCPC and chartered by the BPS, who are able to work effectively within the NHS and equivalent organisations.

Graduates from the course will be confident in using research methods to answer clinical questions, have organisational and service evaluation skills and be aware of priority groups within the NHS.

Please note:

* all trainees must pass all components of the programme. There is no provision for the accreditation of prior learning (APL or APEL).
* due to NHS funding arrangements, the programme is not in a position to offer places to non-EU applicants without a work permit.
* any offer of a place on the programme is contingent on satisfactory health and criminal records checks.


The DClinPsy programme is competency based and conforms to the Standards for Education and Training of the Health & Care Professions Council and the accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society. It has three main components: University-based academic teaching, service based practice learning, and clinically relevant research.

The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is delivered on a full-time basis over three years.
University based teaching takes place over two semesters: the first (September to January) is based at the University of Lincoln (with some exceptions in the first year), the second (February to June) is based at the University of Nottinghams School of Medicine.

Practice learning takes place throughout the year and is based at placements in services in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Research is conducted throughout the programme leading to the completion of a doctoral thesis at the end of the second year including a service related research project.

In order to complete the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, you will be required to study the following modules:

Taught modules

* C84ICI - Individual Client Interventions
* C84PRS - Professional Skills
* C85RDE - Research Project Ethics & Design
* C85LSD - Lifespan Development
* C85ISO - Integration & Specialist Options
* C85FGI - Families, Groups & Indirect Work
* C85SOS - Systems & Organisations

Placement modules

* C84FPA - Foundation Placement A
* C85FPB - Foundation Placement B
* C85SYP - Second Year Placements
* C85TYP - Third Year Placements

Research modules

* C85RLS - Systematic Literature Review
* C85RPV Research Portfolio and Viva

Please note that all module details are subject to change.


A degree in Psychology conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership with the BPS. For additional requirements see the general information about entry requirements on theClearing House website, along with programme-specific information about entry requirements for the Trent Programme on the Trent Course Centre page of the Clearing House website.

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

193 (Grade B)


    There are more scholarships available for this study programme

    to find more related scholarships for this programme.
    Not a member yet? Create an account and join +150 000 StudyPortals members.

    Create a free account now!

    • Save and compare your favourite study programmes
    • Apply for the
      € 1000 scholarship
      awarded by StudyPortals each three months
    • Receive personal updates helping you to find the right study programme for you
    Sign up for free or log in


    You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.

    Most Universities recognise the IELTS test.

    Take IELTS test

    We are helping thousands of students to find a university abroad!

    Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.
    Shivprasad - India

    Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

    We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

    Welcome to StudyPortals chat
    Thank you
    Thank you for your question. We will get back to you soon! The reply will be sent to your account which you can activate via the e-mail you just received. Find more study programmes