Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology offered at the University of Nottingham covers three main components: University-based academic teaching, service based practice learning, and clinically relevant research.


The Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology in the School of Medicine offers the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Nottingham.

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 purpose of the course is to train people to become skilled, clinical psychologists, eligible to be registered with the HPC and chartered by the BPS, who are able to work effectively within the NHS. Clinical Psychology is one of the healthcare professions where, traditionally, demand has exceeded supply, providing excellent employment prospects both within the NHS and other public sector agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Individual Client Interventions
  • Professional Skills
  • Early Research Assessments
  • Lifespan Development
  • Integration & Specialist Options
  • Families, Groups & Indirect Work
  • Systems & Organisations 
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 1 or 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a degree in psychology conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership with the BPS.
  • Candidates with a 2:2 (or international equivalent) may be considered if they have a postgraduate degree at masters level or higher.

Tuition Fee

Please see university website for tuition fees.


All places on the programme are funded through Health Education England. Successful applicants are offered a time limited contract of employment at AFC Band 6 with one of three NHS Trusts: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust or Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. No other funding arrangements are acceptable and there are no self-funded places on the programme.

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