Doctorate On Campus Blended

Clinical Psychology

University of East London

36 months
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The Clinical Psychology programme of the University of East London provides a comprehensive training programme comprising concurrent academic teaching (on average two days per week) and clinical work placements based mainly in the NHS (on average three days per week).


Course summary

On successful completion of the Clinical Psychology programme of the University of East London you will meet the Health and Care Professions Council's requirements for registration as a Practitioner Psychologist. You will also satisfy the British Psychological Society’s Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology requirements (BPS, CTCP) for becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

You will participate in a broad-based clinical-academic programme, designed and taught by a diverse core team, selected invited external speakers and NHS specialists. The course covers all of the major theoretical and clinical approaches to clinical psychology.

This training course requires you to fulfil two main minimum criteria in order to apply. You need at least a year’s experience of paid relevant clinical-academic work, such as an assistant psychologist in the NHS or a research assistant. And you need strong academic qualifications, i.e. at least an upper 2:1 degree in Psychology (which grants Graduate Basis for Registration with the BPS).

During the training course you will be robustly assessed to evaluate your clinical performance, academic achievement and your ability to integrate these two elements. As this is a doctoral-level programme, you will need to be able to work at this standard and produce an original research thesis by the end of training.

Your future career

As a graduate of this course you will have the necessary training to work as a clinical psychologist in the NHS and related settings, such as primary care, community contexts, hospital wards, and charities.

The training programme will also send you forward into your career with an enriched and broadened outlook that we hope will be of lasting benefit.

The BPS praised the course’s critical stance as empowering the development of both therapeutic and non-therapy competencies – for example, developing skills in promoting new ways of working as well as influencing the field at a policy level.

We hope that you will graduate prepared for the new and evolving challenges within the NHS and other diverse settings.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Clinical Psychology Theory & Practice
  • Clinical Psychology Placements

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold an honours degree of first or 2:1 class (overall grade of 60% or greater) which is acceptable to the British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Applicants with a conversion diploma/MSc must have a 2:1 class or better in their first degree, and equivalent results or better in the conversion programme. 
  • Applicants must have knowledge of data analysis procedures employed within the field of psychology including multivariate statistical and qualitative approaches.
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, and/or whose university qualifications were not taught and examined in English, must provide evidence of adequate English language facility.

Work experience

  • Applicants must have the equivalent of at least 12 months full-time paid employment in a relevant post at the time of the application. 
  • Relevant posts mean those which give applicants a strong awareness of, and experience in, the practice of clinical psychology and supervision in the UK NHS or related settings.

Tuition Fee

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Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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