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Clinical Psychology Doctorate

OVERVIEW

The Clinical Psychology Doctorate is a joint degree between Coventry University and the University of Warwick, the aim of which is to train clinical psychologists for work in the NHS and related settings, in accordance with the requirements of both the British Psychological Society's Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology and for registration as a clinical psychologist.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The benefits of this course include the following:

  • ceramic phrenology headaccess to the combined facilities of both universities;
  • encourages the creative use of psychological concepts and theories in order to solve problems in clinical settings;
  • the content of this programme encourages a collaborative and cooperative group ethos;
  • there is a firm emphasis on personal and professional development;
  • all trainee fees and salaries are funded by the NHS Executive West Midlands;
  • clinicians will act as personal tutors for trainees and all trainees on this programme will have access to a regional 'Therapy Network,' offering personal therapy for those experiencing distress.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Study time is divided between academic and research training, at both Coventry and Warwick Universities, and clinical placements in the NHS. During the second and third years of the course, students will complete a research thesis of publishable quality.

The programme focuses mainly on evidence-based practice and critical evaluation of both psychological literature and clinical practice.

The course places great emphasis on personal and professional development, enabling trainees to become reflective practitioners.

For further information on this course see our list of frequently asked questions (pdf, 100kb).

Entry Requirements

Please see our selection criteria for details of entry requirements (pdf, 140kb).

All candidates must be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society.

Candidates should normally hold at least an upper second-class honours degree and be able to demonstrate relevant clinical experience, an understanding of the NHS and a commitment to working in it.

Candidates are also normally required to hold a current driving license and have their own transport.

In line with the National Health Service constitution we use a values-based recruitment approach in seeking candidates with the appropriate values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

HOW TO APPLY

The National Clearing House for Clinical Psychology administered all applications for Clinical Psychology programmes and are based at Leeds University. Therefore, applications are made via the National Clearing House at Leeds University: for an information pack and further details please email chpccp@leeds.ac.uk. Additionally, please read our selection criteria and frequently asked questions.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

There is currently great demand for clinical psychologists both within the NHS and privately. The majority of our graduates go on to take up positions in clinical practice.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

The Global Leaders Programme is not relevant to this course.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
HLST073
Duration:
  • 3 years full-time

Qualification:
  • Research Degree

Course type:
  • Full time

Fees:
Please contact Leeds Clearing House for more information

Contact Details:

The National Clearing House, Leeds

+ 44 (0) 113 343 2737