Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

University of Nottingham the United Kingdom

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About Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of Nottingham

Applications can only be made through the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology, University of Leeds.

The Institute offers the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as a professional training course in clinical psychology.

This course is run in collaboration with the University of Lincoln and in partnership with the clinical psychology services of three local NHS Trusts - Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

The programme, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society, leads to the award of a DClinPsy degree.

The purpose of the course is to train people to become skilled, chartered clinical psychologists who are able to work effectively within the NHS. The course has a particular orientation towards the special challenge of delivering clinical psychology services to rural communities and to the conduct of clinical research within a research-led University.

Graduates from the course will be confident in using research methods to answer clinical questions, have organisational and service evaluation skills and be aware of priority groups within the NHS.

Please note: due to NHS funding arrangements, the programme is not in a position to offer places to non-EU applicants without a work permit.

Key facts

    • This training programme is run in collaboration with the University of Lincoln and in partnership with the clinical psychology services of three local NHS Trusts - Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire


    • It is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and successful completion of the programme confers eligibility for registration as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist


    • Teaching within the Institute is informed by current research. We believe that research and teaching should be developed and delivered to help students and staff make a difference in the real world


    • In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, 95% of the Institute's research was rated as 'International' with 70% 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (with Nottingham University Business School)


  • The wider School of Psychology was awarded 24/24 in the latest Teaching Quality Assessment, with a commendation for teaching

Course Content

The DClinPsy programme is competency based and conforms to the accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society. It has three main components: University based academic teaching, service based practice learning, and clinically relevant research.

Course Structure

The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is delivered on a full-time basis over three years.

University based teaching takes place over two semesters: the first (September to January) is based at the University of Lincoln, the second (February to June) is based at the University of Nottingham's Institute of Work, Health and Organisations. Practice learning takes place throughout the year and is based at placements in services in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Research is conducted throughout the programme leading to the completion of a doctoral thesis at the beginning of the third year and the completion of a small scale research project at the end of the third year of training.

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