entry requirements entry requirements

All applicants to the UEA ClinPsyD Programme must meet our Essential Criteria.

As a minimum, applicants must meet the following Essential Criteria to progress to shortlisting:

  • Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) as defined by the BPS.  We require confirmation of your GBC status or evidence that you have submitted your application for GBC from the British Psychological Society.  This should be included in your application.
  • At least an Upper Second Class (2.i) Honours degree or equivalent in psychology. We require a copy of your undergraduate degree academic transcript. If this is not in English we also require a certified English translation to accompany the copy of the transcript. This should be included in your application.
  • Experience equivalent to at least one year of full-time work within a relevant clinical setting (including clinical research) at the point of making their application and preferably longer. This should be fully detailed on your application form.  
  • Applicants whose first language is not English should provide evidence of an English language proficiency of IELTS level 7 (with no score below 7.0 in each test element - listening, reading, writing and speaking), or equivalent, at the time of application.  Ideally this evidence should be available by the time the interview is to take place. Please note an unconditional offer and the Certificate for Acceptance of Study (CAS) can only be issued once all conditions contained within your offer have been met.

If you are offered a place on the programme you will need to indicate your intention to accept this offer as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to ensure you have sufficient time to successfully apply for and obtain a Tier 4 UK visa, if needed, in order to start your course and attend any course inductions.

The offer of a place on the UEA ClinPsyD Training Programme is subject to the applicant gaining a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance. Failure to do so will lead to UEA withdrawing their sponsorship and you will be required to return to your native country. We will provide further information on DBS and occupational health clearance at the time an offer is made.