Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology DClinPsy


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    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).

    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.

    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


    Visit the Clinical Psychology DClinPsy page on the University College London website for more details!

    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.


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