University of Bath

University of Bath

Clinical Psychology

The programme is strongly committed to an evidence based and empirically grounded ethos. Students undertaking the programme are offered the opportunity to develop a range of special interests during the course of their training, particularly clinical health psychology. The academic teaching works in tandem with clinical placements. There are 2 main research projects, a service-related research/audit project conducted in the 1st year and the main research project to be completed by May of the 3rd year. The programme emphasises the integration of University based theoretical and skills training with clinical practice by using a range of research led teaching and learning strategies including lecturing, workshop based training, problem-based learning, small group sessions, and debates, matching the topics to be taught to the methods of teaching. Some academic work is also carried out as part of clinical placements, with integrated clinical/academic teaching being delivered by supervisors.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. An undergraduate degree in psychology at the level of 2.1 or above. Proficiency in English.

Course modules

The academic teaching works in tandem with clinical placements. The academic curriculum in the 1st year covers core competencies and developmentally appropriate applications of clinical psychology. This latter topic extends through the 2nd year. All teaching on the programme is mandatory. The 3rd year, in general, emphasises the development of specialist and higher level competencies and meta-competencies, including supervisory, management and leadership abilities, with a progressive shift from 1st to 3rd year from supervision towards mentoring and peer supervision and supervising others. There is some opportunity for trainee cohorts to choose topics in the academic teaching in the 3rd year.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Doctorate Full-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator for Research Programmes
Telephone number: 
01225 385506