University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Clinical Psychology

The programme is essentially cognitive-behavioural in orientation and aims to provide trainees with comprehensive, in-depth training in this approach. Training and opportunities for clinical experience are also provided in other methods, particularly family systems and psychodynamic interpersonal therapy, functional analysis and other therapeutic approaches. A critical evaluation of all models is emphasised throughout the training.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree in single Honours psychology or joint honours where psychology constitutes at least 50 per cent of the course; degree must already have been awarded at the time of application; 2.2 degree will be considered with further academic qualification such as an MSc or other higher research degree; minimum of 12 months' clinically-relevant experience such as work in a healthcare setting or clinical research also essential; IELTS 7.5 (with no less than 7 in the writing element) or alternatively TOEFL 623 (paper based, with no less than 5 in the writing element) or 263 (computer based).

Course modules

Modules include: Common presentations and core clinical skills/issues pertaining to the 4 core clinical areas in years 1 and 2 (adult, child, older adult, learning disability); personal and professional development (including team working and leadership); cognitive behavioural therapy; psychodynamic interpersonal therapy; application of clinical psychology in health and forensic settings); diversity and engaging the community; research methods; statistics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by practical work, academic work and a research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
ClinPsyD Full-time - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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