Doctorate in Clinical Psychology-ClinPsyD
- 3 Years
The University of East Anglia Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme lasts for three calendar years and leads to the qualification of Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD). The ClinPsyD at UEA blends academic, research and clinical practice components, and successful completion of the Programme gives eligibility to apply for registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and gives eligibility for membership of the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Psychologist.
We have a highly talented programme team who take great pride in delivering a highly innovative and stimulating learning environment, with research-informed teaching, novel curriculum design and a growing international dimension.
Our mission is to produce high calibre clinicians who, through the application of theory, knowledge and research, can dedicate their clinical careers to making a positive difference to the lives of people in distress. Joining a profession that works with people at vulnerable times to empower them to realise change is a huge privilege.
Further information can also be found via the Clearing House webpages, which contains full details regarding our pre-requisites, essential criteria, selection procedure, offers and outstanding qualifications and financial support.
Fees and Funding
The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is commissioned by Health Education England to offer NHS-funded places to those who qualify for Home Fee Status. Following the national and regional developments to support the psychological workforce, the 2021 intake increased to 49 funded places. We anticipate this increase in commissioned places to remain in 2024. However, we will not be informed of the exact number of commissioned places for the 2024 intake until just prior to the interviews. Candidates for 2024 entry are recommended to check for funding updates on the Clearing House funding page.
UEA also offers a small number of self-funded places to international students who are able to secure funding for the duration of the programme through sources external to the programme.
Clinical Psychology is an increasingly international profession and at UEA we have developed many diverse ways of ensuring that our programme has a vibrant international outlook.
Since 2014 we have accepted self-funded overseas applicants onto the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at UEA programme and we now have a have a number of international students that have successfully graduated the Programme and are working as qualified Clinical Psychologists in their home countries. We have developed a flexible model of training meaning that for some international candidates, where appropriate arrangements are in place, it may possible to undertake their final year specialist clinical placements and/or research in their home country.
To encourage and enable this we have formed links and partnerships with overseas institutions and organisations enabling us to quality assure the international aspects of the programme. Finally, in the senior year international training opportunities are also available for our UK NHS commissioned trainees – so that they can also benefit from these aspects of the programme as they come towards the end of their training. We promote the programme through talks and open days both in the UK and internationally, particularly in the South East Asia region, and in Norway and welcome any enquires. Further information about our international programme can be found on our applicant information page.
All applications for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology must be made via the national Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology.