University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Clinical Psychology

This programme comprises a combination of academic teaching, research and research training, and professional training during clinical placements; students complete 5 placements in a range of health settings in the West Midlands; the course encourages an attitude of critical open-mindedness to a range of theories and models with an emphasis on the importance of evidence-based practice and reflection on clinical work. The programme is organised on a collaborative basis with local NHS psychologists, and many local clinicians are involved in teaching.

Entry requirements

1st class degree; a high 2.1 (ie a GPA of 65 or above); or if a lower 2.1, a clinically relevant Masters degree in addition. The candidate must also have 1 year full-time clinically relevant experience such that he/she can demonstrate to have been either applying psychological principles in a clinical setting or engaged in research that is relevant to a clinical population (e.g. as a research assistant or as part of a 3 year PhD). The experience could be spread across 2 years but must equate to 1 year full-time. Mature candidates with relevant professional backgrounds and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Candidates must also have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society.

Assessment methods

The programme is examined by continuous assessment, with students completing a series of assignments and projects over the 3 years. Research, which is conducted in the 2nd and 3rd years of the programme, is written up for examination in the form of 2 papers for publication.

Sponsorship information

Most candidates offered a place on the programme are funded by salaries provided by the NHS, however we will consider a small number of overseas self funding applicants for 2014 entry.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
ClinPsyD Full-time £ 21,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488