University Of Glasgow D Clin Psy

By | 2nd June 2017

University Of Glasgow D Clin Psy

This Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is collaboratively funded through NHS Education for Scotland and the University of Glasgow. You will be employed by a local NHS (Scotland) Health Board for the duration of the programme.

Key information

Postgraduate Taught

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English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 8.0
  • no sub-test less than 7.5
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 110
    • Reading no less than 27
    • Listening no less than 27
    • Speaking no less than 24
    • Writing no less than 29
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 200 overall; no sub-test less than 191
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  200 overall; no sub-test less than 191
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 80; no sub-test less than 73

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

University Of Glasgow D Clin Psy

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • In common with most clinical psychology programmes, the cognitive behavioural approach to psychotherapy is dominant but there is also a substantial teaching input based upon other psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • The programme covers a wide geographical area, including Ayrshire and Arran, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Highland and Lanarkshire, and is varied in terms of rural, urban and inner city populations.
  • Psychologists in departments throughout this area are closely involved in the programme, including placement provision, teaching, research supervision and coordination of teaching modules.

University Of Glasgow D Clin Psy

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme follows a modularised structure, which integrates academic teaching, clinical practice education and research training. This process underpins the commitment of the programme team to maximising the synergy between the clinical, academic and research components of training and reflects explicitly our commitment to an integrative educational process.

The programme consists of 16 compulsory courses.

Year 1

  • Foundations of clinical psychology
  • Foundations of clinical practice 1
  • Foundation of clinical practice 2
  • Foundation knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Service-based evaluation project 1.

Year 2

  • Child/family/adolescent theory and practice
  • Learning disability theory and practice
  • Research methods
  • Research practice
  • Advanced professional practice 1
  • Service-based evaluation project 2.

Year 3

  • Advanced practice 1
  • Advanced practice 2
  • Psychology and the law
  • Research practice 2: major research project
  • Advanced professional practice 2.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Clinical psychologists have a demanding role working with a wide range of clients, in a variety of health and social care settings, to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological wellbeing. This programme produces fit-for-purpose NHS practitioners.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must have the British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Chartering (GBC) and provide proof of this. This usually takes the form of a single or joint 2.1 or above Honours degree in Psychology; however, candidates who have gained GBC by other means will be considered. Additional practical clinical or research experience of working with children or adults with mental health problems or learning disabilities is an advantage. We do not consider applications from final-year undergraduates.

University Of Glasgow D Clin Psy

FEES AND FUNDING

Tuition fees for 2017-18

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Trainees are funded through NHS Education for Scotland (NES), which pays University fees, trainee salaries, and travel expenses related to teaching. Salaries will commence at Spine Point 21 on the Agenda for Change Band 6. Self-funded trainees will not be considered.

Fees are subject to change and for guidance only