University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Clinical Psychology

The programme provides professional clinical psychology training based on a coherent synthesis of psychological theory, research and practice; the programme integrates 3 elements: academic- a comprehensive review of the major academic areas of clinical psychology; research- the development of theoretical and research skills, generating novel research, development and evaluation of all aspects of clinical practice; clinical- high quality training in clinical skills.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd class degree in psychology is typically required; at least 9 months� (whole time equivalent) sustained, recent experience in clinically related areas; entry to this programme is conditional only with enhanced clearning from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS); applicants must be from an EU country; applicants are required to hold a current, valid UK driving licence and have access to a car for work purposes; non native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 7.0 or above (or equivalent).

Course modules

The 5-week induction teaching block will provide training in the fundamental aspects of clinical practice and how these are related to the evidence base. These include: Basic therapy skills; an introduction to cognitive behaviour therapy, systemic psychotherapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy approaches; a lifespan approach - working with diversity and difference; problem based learning and case discussion groups; neurological and psychometric approaches as relevant to lifespan issues; experience of integrating the reflective practitioner with that of the scientist practitioner; 2 day introduction to working as a health professional and undertaking mandatory training run by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. At the end of the induction teaching block, students commence clinical practice, returning to the university 2 days a week for research/study.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods may include continuous assessments and a final project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PsychD Full-time - 36 months

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