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 degree (minimum 2:1) in single honours Psychology, or joint honours where psychology constitutes at least fifty per cent of the course, is required.
The degree must already have been awarded at the time of application. Applicants who are currently undergraduates are very unlikely to be shortlisted for interview, due to the level of competition.
Candidates must establish their eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society before making an application.
A minimum of twelve months' FTE clinically-relevant experience, such as work in a healthcare setting or clinical research, is also essential.
Formal consent to participate as service users in practical and clinical teaching will be required as a condition of entry to the programme. Students whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 8 (with no less than 7 in the writing element).

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 Start month Fee Course duration
ClinPsyD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months

Campus details

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

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