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 course is based at Plymouth University
and trainees have placements in Cornwall, Plymouth and South Devon.
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 professionally.
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.
express in your application if COVID19 has compromised your ability to meet our
clinical experience requirements during 2020/21.
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 Plymouth University
Admissions Policy. Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of
race, colour, gender, creed, sexual orientation, age or disability. We apply
Sections 158 and 159 of the Equal Opportunities Act in our selection process.