Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Clinical Psychology

This course is designed to develop clinicians who can draw on a broad range of psychological models and theories to inform their clinical work and who have the confidence to use a variety of research methods appropriate to addressing clinical questions. An important strand running through the course is the impact of society and context upon psychological wellbeing, and we attempt to ensure that issues of difference and diversity are fully addressed. We encourage our trainees to be alert to the changing health needs of the population, the NHS, and the research base that informs clinical practice. We encourage trainees to be mindful of power differences within professional relationships. We value service user and carer perspectives, and the active role service users/carers can play in the planning and development of services.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2:1 or 1st) in psychology or equivalent qualification; applicants must also demonstrate eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society; candidates are required to have a minimum of one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) practical experience of working with people in a human service setting; applicants with experience outside traditional health/caring settings are encouraged to apply if they can demonstrate that their experience is relevant.

Course modules

Modules include: Assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation 1; assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation 2; professional research 1; professional research 2; professional research 3; leadership: organisational and systemic influence; assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation 3; personal and professional values and skills; placement 1; placement 2; placement 3.

Assessment methods

The assessment strategy comprises a system of continuous assessment and examinations designed to sample fully and equally academic, clinical, and research work.

Sponsorship information

The NHS Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority funds the salaries of all clinical psychology trainees throughout their training; trainees are employed by either South Staffordshire & Shropshire Foundation NHS Trust or North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust for a fixed period of 3 years; line management arrangements, salaries and terms and conditions of employment are the responsibility of the Trust; the NHS Midlands and East SHA only funds EU/EEA citizens; owing to pressure on placements, it is regrettably not possible to accept non-EU/EEA citizens and there are currently no self/non-NHS funded places.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional doctorate Full-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands

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