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The Queen's University of Belfast

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

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Rank: 27 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: -

Website: https://www.qub.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 36 months


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27

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41

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Description

The core purpose of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course is to provide professional training in clinical psychology for those entering the profession. The programme seeks to provide trainees with a broad range of psychological expertise based on academic knowledge, research and clinical skills.The programme aims to promote the development of the core competencies of the profession (assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation) which can be applied to different settings and client groups and at different levels of the health care system.Our programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory regulator for practitioner psychologists and courses in the UK. The programme is also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). The BPS is the professional body responsible for developing and supporting the discipline of psychology and disseminating psychological knowledge to the public and policy makers. It is the key professional body for psychology and psychologists. Successful completion of the programme confers the right to apply for Chartered Membership of the BPS and full membership of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP). Please see www.bps.org.uk/membership for further information.The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology embraces the reflective scientist-practitioner ethos of clinical psychology practice. Trainees are taught to rigorously appreciate, evaluate and apply psychological and professional practice knowledge to promote psychological well-being and alleviate psychological distress. In addition, the programme promotes critically self-reflective practice and, through their own research endeavours, trainees are enabled to contribute to, as well as utilise, evidenced-based and published literature in the field of clinical psychology.The programme is a joint enterprise between the University and the NHS, with trainee salaries and fees funded by the DHSSPS. Trainees are fully funded and have trainee contracts with the Health and Social Care Business Services Organisation (BSO) so for these trainees, there is an expectation that they will remain in employment within Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSC), if so required, for a period of at least two years following successful completion of the course.The programme is a three year (36 month) postgraduate professional training course, accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for chartered status and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council as conferring eligibility to apply for registration as a clinical psychologist.Our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology consists of 18 compulsory modules including:Clinical presentationsPsychological assessment and formulationPsychological therapiesPersonal and professional developmentPractice placementsResearch

Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess, or expect to possess by the course start date, at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, which has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Applicants with a Lower Second Class Honours degree (2.2) in psychology, which has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), may apply if they also possess a higher degree (e.g. Masters or PhD or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University). In addition, we accept applications from those who have at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a first degree other than psychology but who expect to complete, by the course start date, a qualification which confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (with not less than 5.5 in any component)


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About this university

International students

There are some 1200 international students attend the university each year from over 80 countries around the world. Queen's is one of the few to have a dedicated facility for international students, the International and Postgraduate Centre (I&PSC) which forms a comprehensive and proactive support infrastructure for international students. This includes a range of advice and guidance as well as providing information to help those from outside the UK make the most of their time in the country. The heart of student life is the Students Union at Queen's or QUBSU, with its main building opposite the Lanyon Building on University Road. Students are automatically members, making it one of the largest unions in the UK and it provides a range of different services. There is full-time staff available to help with advice matters such as money and welfare as well services such as a shop, canteen and coffee shop. There are four bars in the building, Mandela Hall being the largest. There are 50 sporting clubs and another 100 non-sporting clubs for students to participate in. The oldest is the Literary and Scientific Society, established in 1850 by Edwin Lawrence Godkin. The Dragonslayers Gaming Society holds one of the largest gaming conventions in Ireland, Q-Con, in June each year while the Mountaineering Club has produced three Everest summiteers including Ireland's first, Dawson Stelfox. One of the most successful sporting clubs is the Queen's Boat Club while the Gaelic Football team has won several trophies.

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