We invite applications from people who are qualified to train for three
years, full time, at doctoral level to become clinical psychologists who will
be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. The programme is based at the University of Plymouth and trainees have placements in
Cornwall, Plymouth and South Devon.
We have two entry requirements.
One is a degree in psychology, or other degree plus a conversion course
(at diploma or masters level), and eligibility at the time of application for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
of the British Psychological Society (BPS). We do not have specific
requirements for applicants' degree classification. We welcome applicants with
an interest in learning from their life experiences, both personally and
The second entry requirement is relevant experience of at least one year
whole time equivalent (not including undergraduate placements). This will
preferably comprise evidence of several months in a single role. It is helpful
to have had clinical experience that has been supervised by a qualified
clinical psychologist and to have current understanding of the profession of
clinical psychology. Please see the entry requirements section of our website
for further details about relevant clinical experience provided by
our Clinical Lead.
Our English proficiency requirement is IELTS (7.0) in all components or
a TOEFL score of 93.
The course welcomes applicants from diverse cultural and personal
contexts, mature applicants with extensive life experience. We welcome
applications from people with disabilities, please contact us to discuss your
specific situation. The University operates an equal opportunities policy. The
recruitment and selection processes for the Plymouth Doctorate in Clinical
Psychology programme comply with the University of Plymouth Admissions Policy.
For further general entry requirements please visit the Clearing House website.