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Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD), Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) Manchester, United Kingdom
The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is a three-year programme of academic and clinical training offered. It is the result of close collaboration between the University and clinical psychologists in north-west England.

Overview

The programme aims to train practitioners who are able to fulfil the responsibilities and duties of clinical psychologists in a range of settings.

It is recognised that the majority of graduates will be employed within the National Health Service. The programme is thus geared to train clinical psychologists who will be able to meet the appropriate client needs and organisational requirements of the NHS and other statutory and voluntary bodies who work in collaboration with the health service.

The training covers a wide geographical area, with placements at present available in many NHS Trusts throughout the north-west. 

The structure of the training spans both taught and research elements, with specialist teaching units co-ordinated around intensive clinical placements.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the programme enter the NHS as Clinical Psychologists within a chosen speciality, or academic careers.

Accreditation

The programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Teaching is provided on:

  • common presentations and core clinical skills/issues pertaining to the four core clinical areas in Years 1 and 2 (adult, child, older adult, learning disability);
  • personal and professional development (including team working and leadership);
  • cognitive behavioural therapy;
  • psychodynamic interpersonal therapy;
  • specialist areas (eg clinical neuropsychology, application of clinical psychology in health and forensic settings);
  • diversity and engaging the community (with input from carers and service users from our Community Liaison Group);
  • research methods;
  • statistics.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    8

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A degree (minimum Upper Second (2:1)) in single honours Psychology, or joint honours where psychology constitutes at least fifty per cent of the course, is required.
  • The degree must have already been awarded at the time of application; candidates who are currently undergraduates will not be short-listed for interview.
  • Candidates must establish their eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society before making an application.
  • A minimum of 12 months' paid FTE clinically-relevant experience, such as work in a healthcare setting or clinical research, is also essential.
  • English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK/EU students (per annum): Paid in full by NHS North West.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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