Teesside University

Teesside University

Clinical Psychology

This training programme offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the psychological models relevant to the practice of clinical psychology and your clinical skills in this area. Experienced clinical psychologists provide much of your academic teaching and act as placement supervisors for your clinical practice development. You complete training across the lifespan of children and adolescents, working-age adults and older adults, as well as working with special needs and specialist services. The programme provides training across a range of psychological models, including cognitive behaviour, psychodynamic and systemic approaches. Indirect interventions are encouraged and opportunities to undertake our innovative organisational placements can be provided.

Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate: that they meet the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS); a strong academic attainment in their undergraduate degree (a 2.1 degree or higher), applicants with a 2.2 degree may be considered but must also have completed a Master's degree (or higher) to demonstrate clearly their academic abilities; a minimum of 12 months' relevant clinical experience (not necessarily consecutive); an understanding of the importance and contribution research plays within the profession; a clear commitment and motivation to train as a clinical psychologist; a good understanding of the role of a clinical psychologist and why they are choosing the profession; evidence of personal awareness and a recognition and understanding of the importance of self-reflection; the ability to communicate and relate well to others; enhanced disclosure and barring (DBS) and health screening checks. Those who are still undergraduates at the time of application will not be considered.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules include: adult placement; advanced psychological research methods; child and adolescent placement; developing clinical skills: working with individuals; personal professional development: reflective practice; psychological theory and evidence: the life continuum. Year 2 core modules include: advanced design for clinical psychological research projects; clinical practice: 1 lifespan placement, 1 special needs/specialist service placement; developing clinical skills: working with special needs; older adult placement; personal and professional development: collaborative practice; psychological theory and evidence: special needs; special needs placement. Year 3 core modules include: clinical practice: 1 special needs/specialist service placement, 1 elective; developing clinical skills: working with complexity; elective placement; organisational placement; personal and professional development: autonomous practice; psychological theory and evidence: complex needs; research thesis.

Assessment methods

You are continually assessed in various ways, completing both formative and summative work, throughout your training. You complete written pieces of work (ranging from case studies and essays through to a doctoral-level research thesis) as well as oral presentations regarding academic topics and clinical cases.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384116