The clinical psychology programme at Newcastle is one of the longest established training programmes in the UK, having celebrated over 50 years in practice. It is part of the School of Psychology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, at Newcastle University.
It is closely integrated with the NHS, particularly with our NHS colleagues in the local psychology services and those in Health Education North East which is part of Health Education England.
The aim of the programme is to develop clinically competent and effective scientist practitioners who are able to contribute to and develop the knowledge base through the understanding, production and utilisation of research findings.
The programme is committed to an evidence based and empirically grounded ethos. You will also be enabled to develop key skills and qualities in collaboration, reflection and leadership.
Teaching and training draws on current research, and trainees are required to demonstrate the links between theory and practice throughout their training. Our trainees need to develop and demonstrate competence in the current evidence-based and widely-practiced aspects of clinical psychology. You will develop capability in the critical appreciation of relevant empirical literature and clinical theory. This will allow you to draw upon and contribute to the research basis for clinical practice and solve relevant problems systematically.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
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).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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