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8861F-135 - Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)

Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2021

Our course integrates research and clinical practice. It will prepare you for practice as a professional clinical psychologist.

Overview

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

The course works with our NHS colleagues in the local psychology services. We also work with Health Education North East which is part of Health Education England.

We commit to an evidence-based and empirically grounded ethos.

The programme integrates research and clinical practice. You'll prepare for practice as professional clinical psychologists. On completion of the course, you'll be eligible to apply for:

  • registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Chartered Clinical status with the British Psychological Society (BPS)

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What you'll learn

Advanced skills

You'll develop many advanced skills, including:

  • an in-depth knowledge base in research findings
  • key skills in collaboration, reflection and leadership
  • proving the links between theory and practice
  • competence in the current evidence-based and widely practiced aspects of clinical psychology
  • critical appreciation of relevant empirical literature and clinical theory
  • contributions to research for clinical practice 

Research training

There is considerable clinical and research expertise within the programme team. This helps to develop excellence in our trainees and graduates.

We offer high-quality research training to our students. We encourage involvement in programmatic research and dissemination of the research output. This includes peer-reviewed journal publications and professional conferences.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Advanced skills

You'll develop many advanced skills, including:

  • an in-depth knowledge base in research findings
  • key skills in collaboration, reflection and leadership
  • proving the links between theory and practice
  • competence in the current evidence-based and widely practiced aspects of clinical psychology
  • critical appreciation of relevant empirical literature and clinical theory
  • contributions to research for clinical practice 

Research training

There is considerable clinical and research expertise within the programme team. This helps to develop excellence in our trainees and graduates.

We offer high-quality research training to our students. We encourage involvement in programmatic research and dissemination of the research output. This includes peer-reviewed journal publications and professional conferences.

Partnerships

We have strong and established links with our regional partners. They provide considerable input and support to the programme. The programme has a close involvement of regional clinicians and Special Interest Groups. These groups contribute significant teaching on the course.

We have close links with many of the region's psychologists. This enables us to offer a wide selection of practical experience. This experience is in many general and specialist settings.

Placements

Your clinical experience takes place during four, six-month core placements. Following this is an elective placement of 11 months. Placements take place in local NHS psychology services. They continue throughout the programme for two to four and a half days per week.

You'll spend about half of the programme on placement. Core placements cover:

  • adult mental health
  • child
  • learning disability
  • older adults

In year three you can arrange an elective placement in a specialty of your choice. You'll meet your clinical tutor to establish appropriate learning objectives. This is also to track progress within and between placements.

All clinical placements in the first two years will be within the geographical area we cover. This area extends from the Scottish Borders to Cumbria to North Durham. You can undertake a final year elective placement reflecting your training needs.

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

Excellent general learning resources are available, including:

  • Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Praxis online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) training programme
  • IT and library facilities

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply



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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

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

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