Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or above in Psychology or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and British Psychological Society, as the graduate basis for chartered membership. Those with a 2.2 Honours degree or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also apply if they have also achieved a postgraduate qualification (eg Diploma/Masters) relevant to Clinical Psychology. As the programme typically has in excess of 200 applicants per year who meet these essential criteria, application forms are shortlisted on the basis of desirable criteria. These are outlined in selection information but include evidence of four competencies: psychological knowledge and thinking; research skills; personal and professional development; and interpersonal skills. Typically 48 applicants are shortlisted for interview. Applicants for whom English is not their first language must satisfy University requirements for English language, by providing evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken in the last two years.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced psychological interventions; applied research 1, 2 and 3; assessment and formulation; clinical presentations of adult and childhood; personal and professional development 1, 2 and 3; placement 1 - foundations of psychological therapy; placement 2; placement 3; placement 4 - specialist services; placement 5 - specialist services; psychological assessment; psychological therapies 1 and 2; specialist clinical presentations.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Placement performance, academic and clinical coursework, research portfolio, examinations, in vivo examinations, and final research viva; the dissertation is between 15,000-20,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
DClinPsych Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
DClinPsych Full-time £ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

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