University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Clinical Psychology

The emphasis in training is a competencies-based model of learning in which trainees learn to apply psychological knowledge in a range of clinical settings and with a range of client groups; the core purpose of the programme is to train clinical psychologists to doctorate level; it provides sufficient experiences to equip trainees with the skills, knowledge and core values of the profession to work effectively within the NHS with a range of clients and in different settings using various psychological interventions.

Entry requirements

Candidates are expected to have: Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC); a good Honours degree in psychology (2.1 or above); relevant clinical/work experience; candidates with a 2.2 Honours degree in psychology must demonstrate applied research ability by undertaking an MSc in a relevant area (e.g. MSc in health or Master's in psychological research methods); applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Year 1: clinical psychology 1 adult mental health learning disabilities ; research 1. Year 2: clinical psychology 2 children, adolescents and families neuropsychology and older adults ; research 2. Year 3: advanced practice (covering health psychology, substance abuse, forensic issues, specialised therapies, adult mental health and other specialist topics).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
DClinPsy Full-time - 3 years
DClinPsy Full-time - 4 years
DClinPsy Full-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

DClinPsychol Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3972