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Clinical Psychology Doctor of (DClinPsy), Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #141 (QS) ,
Our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. It integrates academic and practical teaching across a range of psychological approaches. Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust employ our trainees for the duration of the course.

About

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

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.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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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).

  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology. 2:2 honours degrees will be considered if you have evidence of subsequent academic achievement equivalent to a good 2.1. This could include a PhD or an MSc at the level of merit or distinction. 
  • Your qualification must confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS). You need to be eligible for the GBC by the time you apply. 
  • You application needs to include any academic publications and research experience, such as an MSc, PhD or other relevant research or service evaluation work.
  • You need to have a minimum of 12 months full-time recent experience in a field relevant to clinical psychology.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    29940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29940 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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UK/EU - Fees are paid by the NHS

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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