Clinical Psychology, Doctorate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14950
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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A Professional Doctorate is a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or are aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in practice, education or management in health or social care. It demonstrates your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your area of specialisation.
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  • Fees and funding

About

A Professional Doctorate is a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or are aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in practice, education or management in health or social care. It demonstrates your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your area of specialisation.

The aim of the course is to provide a unified approach to theory and practice within a professional context, so your learning is structured to allow you to develop your skills both in the workplace and within the university environment.

Depending on your individual circumstances, your study can be undertaken over the course of between 4 and 7 years. During this time, you will prepare two portfolios which chronical your development of expert practice in your workplace. In tandem, you also study taught modules at the University of Essex which provide you with the expertise in qualitative, statistical and other research methods required for researching healthcare.

Your own interests, experiences, and needs determine a great deal about how your course is structured, and what areas you focus on. A key part of demonstrating your expertise in your specialist area is the development of a 40,000-word dissertation on a relevant topic. Within the School we offer guidance and supervision in a wide range of areas which include amongst others:

  • Analysis of large scale surveys

  • Child and adolescent mental health

  • Clinical decision making

  • Clinical psychology

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy

  • Cross-cultural mental health

  • Educational psychology

  • Evaluation of psychological treatments

  • Health-related stigma

  • Health services research

  • Housing and health

  • How life events and conditions influence health

  • Interpretative policy analysis of health care

  • Mental health services

  • The third sector and health care provision

  • Post-trauma responses/stress disorder/growth

  • Qualitative methods

  • Quantitative methodologies and analysis of large-scale datasets (panel and cohort studies)

  • Service evaluation and development

  • Understanding and application of research in health settings

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

You can study our Professional Doctorates flexibly between four and seven years. Decisions about the duration of the study period are based on individual need and funded support.

Teaching

  • Taught modules underpin your research activities and meet identified deficits within your knowledge base

  • Create two portfolios of learning chronicling the development of expert practice

  • Portfolios are constructed from the specialist application of generic outcomes in areas such as risk and diagnostic reasoning

  • Portfolios are submitted at the end of year one and year two

Dissertation

  • Undertake a dissertation of 40,000 words on a subject relevant to your specialist area of practice

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Academic Requirements

  • Current registration with a UK regulatory body where appropriate
  • Current employment in management, practice or education as appropriate
  • A Masters qualification (or equivalent)
  • Employment in a senior position within a health or social care organisation /ul>
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14950 International

Funding

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