Clinical Psychology Doctorate 2019/20 entry

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3 years full-time



Coventry University


September 2019



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The Clinical Psychology Doctorate is a joint award 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.

The course is 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.

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Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

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An international outlook, with global opportunities


Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

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Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited/recognised by the following bodies:

British Psychological Society (BPS) - Accredited Clinical Psychology

British Psychological Society (BPS) - Accredited Clinical Psychology

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Course information

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.

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We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Access to the combined facilities of both universities;
  • There is a firm emphasis on personal and professional development;
  • All trainee fees and salaries are funded by the NHS Executive West Midlands;
  • The content of this programme encourages a collaborative and cooperative group ethos;
  • Encourages the creative use of psychological concepts and theories in order to solve problems in clinical settings;
  • 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.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Contact hours vary dependant on module. Please see modules for more information.

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Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

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international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

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.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.



September 2019

Please contact Leeds Clearing House for more information (per year)

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

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.


By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.

Admission to this course is subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a successful interview. Find out about the application process

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