Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)


Progression through the doctorate requires successful completion of continuously assessed tasks which are coordinated across the three modules to ensure a reasonable workload. These are supplemented with a number of formatively assessed assignments.

Feedback is regularly sought from trainees on the quality of teaching, placements and all other aspects of the programme. Trainees meet regularly with staff in trainee led meetings.

The views of our stakeholders are valued highly and all stakeholders, including trainees, are key members of decision-making bodies that influence programme development.

Teaching and learning

We place an emphasis on core competencies across clinical specialisms and theoretical orientations. In line with our adult learner philosophy, problem based learning (PBL) is a key element in the programme.

The academic content is enriched and informed by the experiential learning gained on clinical placements. The programme works in partnership with local NHS providers and has strong links with the region’s clinical psychologists who contribute to teaching and are able to offer a wide range of clinical experience in a variety of settings.

You are expected to develop as an active, collaborative learner working on clinical and research problems in small groups over extended periods of time.

… the development of PBL has been carefully managed and the results will be of national interest to the clinical psychology community.
External Examiner