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Clinical Psychology, PsychD

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

The Clinical Psychology programme from University of Surrey puts special emphasis on psychological practice, and will prepare you for a career as a professional psychologist. Completing our PsychD Clinical Psychology will make you eligible to register with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and for chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Key facts:

Our PsychD in Clinical Psychology is a three-year practitioner doctorate course which provides professional clinical psychology training based on a coherent synthesis of psychological theory, research and clinical practice.You will begin your training with six weeks of compulsory teaching, which will introduce you to the NHS, and will provide you with a solid foundation of working psychotherapeutically using cognitive behavioural therapy to prepare you for your first placement. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research themes

The focus of our research is mental health, wellbeing and recovery.  

Our research is organised within three main strands:

  • Drugs, alcohol and addictive behaviours 
  • Self and identity
  • Psychosocial interventions.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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).

General Requirements

Applicants are expected to:

  • Eligible for Graduate Basis for Registration from the BPS
  • A minimum of a 2:1 degree in psychology (or suitable equivalent, please see below)
  • At least one year's (whole time equivalent) sustained, recent experience in clinically related areas (see pre-requisites section for additional details).
  • As the programme is training professionals for the NHS, we cannot accept applications from non-EU countries.

    Tuition Fee

    To be confirmed

    Living costs for Guildford

    • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    Current trainees are full-time employees of the health service and have annual leave and other benefits in line with usual NHS entitlements. On entry to the programme all trainees commenced on the first spine point of Band 6 of the Agenda for Change pay scales.

    Travelling expenses are currently paid for travel to placement, and University fees are currently paid directly by the NHS. 

    A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course. 

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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