UCL Graduate degrees


Clinical Psychology DClinPsy

The programme prepares students to work with a range of patient groups from across the lifespan and with different abilities. Graduates work in a variety of mental health and health specialities, often at the most senior levels within the National Health Service, charity organisations and universities.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2018

Modes and duration

Full time: 3 years

Tuition fees (2018/19)

£5,060 (FT)
£23,740 (FT)

Application dates

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website. Overseas students must pay a £2,500 Additional Fee Element (AFE or 'Bench Fee') in addition to the published fee.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

An upper second-class UK Bachelor’s Psychology degree or overseas equivalent and relevant work experience. Overseas degrees must be assessed by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply to the BPS before applying to the programme.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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The DClinPsy at UCL offers a uniquely broad range of research opportunities to trainees. Current research specialities include treatment outcome, psychotherapy processes, experimental psychopathology, addiction, psychopharmacology, neuropsychology, dementia, eating disorders, internet-based treatments, developmental psychopathology and psychosis.

Research areas

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Society
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Children
More information can be found on the department website: Clinical Psychology DClinPsy


There are currently no UCL scholarships available for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology for international students.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.


Many graduates on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology go on to become professional practitioners either in the NHS, local councils, charities, in private practice or other settings.

Recent career destinations for this degree

  • Clinical Pcychologist, Cygnet Health
  • Clinical Psychologist, Compass Wellbeing CIC
  • Clinical Psychologist, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical Psychologist, St Andrew's Hospital
  • Research Associate, UCL


The department has research collaborations with many institutions including the Anna Freud Centre and Yale Child Study Centre. We also invite speakers from external institutions and professionals working for health services to give lectures to our students.

Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The DClinPsy programme undertakes world-leading research and teaching in mind and behaviour. Students are taught by world-renowned academics who are research leaders in psychotherapy outcome, psychoanalysis, attachment, psychopharmacology and cognitive behavioural therapy. Our aim is to train ‘thinking psychologists’ who can make significant national and international contributions to clinical psychology services and the development of clinical science.

Department: Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology

Student / staff numbers › 65 staff
Staff/student numbers information correct as of 1 August 2017.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology
83% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Application and next steps


Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Application deadlines

UK/EU students must apply via the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp. International students must apply via the UCL online application portal at www.ucl.ac.uk/graduate/apply/apply-now. Detailed information about the application process for both UK/EU and Overseas students is available at www.ucl.ac.uk/dclinpsy/applying.

For more information see our Applications page.

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Page last modified on 16 November 2017 by UCL Student Recruitment Marketing