Postgraduate

Clinical Psychology Doctor of (DClinPsy)

Clinical Psychology Doctor of (DClinPsy)

Full time: 36 months

Profile

Our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) integrates research and clinical practice in order to prepare you for practice as a professional Clinical Psychologist, eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and for Chartered Clinical status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The clinical psychology programme at Newcastle is one of the longest established training programmes in the UK, having celebrated over 50 years in practice. It is part of the School of Psychology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, at Newcastle University.

It is closely integrated with the NHS, particularly with our NHS colleagues in the local psychology services and those in Health Education North East which is part of Health Education England.

The aim of the programme is to develop clinically competent and effective scientist practitioners who are able to contribute to and develop the knowledge base through the understanding, production and utilisation of research findings.

The programme is committed to an evidence based and empirically grounded ethos. You will also be enabled to develop key skills and qualities in collaboration, reflection and leadership.

Teaching and training draws on current research, and trainees are required to demonstrate the links between theory and practice throughout their training. Our trainees need to develop and demonstrate competence in the current evidence-based and widely-practiced aspects of clinical psychology. You will be required to develop capability in the critical appreciation of relevant empirical literature and clinical theory, in order to be able to draw upon and contribute to the research basis for clinical practice and solve relevant problems systematically.

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    Our specialised research interests in psychology include evolutionary psychology, perception and cognition, animal behaviour, neuroscience, social psychology and forensic psychology. We have PhDs funded by UK research councils and charities and we welcome self-funding applicants interested in doing postgraduate research in psychology.

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Training & Skills

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School.

Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School

Our Medical Sciences Graduate School is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. We can help and advise you on a variety of queries relating to your studies, funding or welfare.

Our Research Student Development Programme supports and complements your research whilst developing your professional skills and confidence.

You will make an on-going assessment of your own development and training needs through personal development planning (PDP) in the ePortfolio system. Our organised external events and development programme have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology. 2:2 honours degrees will be considered if you have evidence of subsequent academic achievement equivalent to a good 2.1. This could include a PhD or an MSc at the level of merit or distinction.

Your qualification must confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS). You need to be eligible for the GBC by the time you apply. You can check whether your qualification confers on the BPS site. Please contact the BPS direct if you have any queries.

You application needs to include any academic publications and research experience, such as an MSc, PhD or other relevant research or service evaluation work. If you are are completing a PhD you must complete your studies before taking up a place on this programme.  

You also have to achieve a minimum score of 3 or above on our academic scoring (MS Word 12.9KB). If you score above this, you will be eligible to be considered for interview, and will be in the second sift of the application process. There are multiple ways in which 3 points and above can be achieved through academic attainments. 

We will consider a small number of self-funding applicants with overseas fees status. You must meet the same entry criteria as those applying for NHS funded places and will follow the same programme of study as trainees with NHS funded places.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing and 8.0 in reading)

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

How to Apply

The application deadline is December for you to start the programme the following September.

Specialised Application Procedure:

To apply contact: 
The Clearing House Fairbairn House 
71-75 Clarendon Road 
Leeds 
LS2 9PL 
Telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 2737 
E-mail: chpccp@leeds.ac.uk 
www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp

Contact

School of Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7925
Email: doctorate.director@newcastle.ac.uk