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Clinical Psychology DClinPsy

The UCL Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) is a professional training course for Clinical Psychologists in the United Kingdom, and welcomes high-calibre candidates from the UK and abroad. The course provides a first-rate training in clinical psychology, leading to a doctoral qualification accredited by the UK’s Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Key information

Programme starts

September 2021

Modes and duration

Full time: 3 years

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 28 September 2020
Close: 18 November 2020

Tuition fees (2021/22)

UK:
£5,720 (FT)
Overseas:
£26,940 (FT)


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 Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees. 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

Applicants should have a minimum of a good upper second-class Honours degree in Psychology. The degree needs to confer eligibility for Graduate Basis for Charted Membership. It is important that candidates show us that they can undertake work at a Doctoral level.

A “good” upper second-class Honours degree shall normally mean an average of at least 67% (or equivalent in other jurisdictions) across all years of study.

Applicants who have achieved an upper second-class Honours degree below this level will need to offer clear evidence of their academic capacity in their application, supported by an academic referee who has monitored your work and can clearly demonstrate that your academic achievements underestimate your academic abilities.

Applicants with a lower second-class Honours degree will not usually be accepted on the programme unless there is unequivocal evidence of subsequent academic achievement (in an appropriate scientific discipline) equivalent to a good upper second-class Honours degree.

It is essential to gain some relevant clinical experience in this field 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

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

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.

Select your country:

Overview

The DClinPsy at UCL offers a uniquely broad range of clinical and 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
  • Mental health

More information can be found on the department website: Clinical Psychology DClinPsy

About this degree

Placement

There are six placement periods of six months each.


Additional costs

International students on the DClinPsy may be subject to an Additional Fee Element (AFE). The AFE (also known as a bench fee) is an additional cost, incurred by yourself or your sponsor. It is levied to cover the costs related to weekly clinical supervision within the NHS and private sector, placement travel, occupational health assessments and research fees.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Funding

There are currently no UCL scholarships available for overseas students.

Currently, UK/EU fee status trainees are funded by the NHS - this includes a salary and payment of tution fees. UK/EU trainees are paid on NHS Band 6. We do not accept UK/EU fee status trainees on a self-funding basis.

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

Careers

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.

Employability

Clinical psychology training courses are the primary route to becoming a qualified clinical psychologist in the UK. The UCL DClinPsy is the largest course of its kind in the UK and will give graduates the skills required to become a clinical psychologist working in national and international healthcare settings.

Networking

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.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The DClinPsy programme offers a clinical training supervised by high calibre clinicians including those working in national centres of excellence. This is coupled with the opportunity to undertake research supervised by world-renowned academics who are research leaders in psychotherapy outcomes, 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

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.

Application deadlines

All applicants
18 November 2020

UK/EU applicants must apply via the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp. Overseas applicants must apply via the UCL online application portal at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dclinpsy/international

Detailed information about the application process for both UK/EU and Overseas applicants is available at www.ucl.ac.uk/dclinpsy/applying.


For more information see our Applications page.

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