The University of Lancaster

Clinical Psychology

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Rank: 8 (The Complete University Guide)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 36 months

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Lancaster University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

Our aim in training is to strike a balance between the interests of the individual trainee, formal professional training requirements, academic requirements appropriate for a doctoral level qualification, and the broader and developing needs of a clinical psychologist within the National Health Service. Placements, academic assignments and detailed research supervision are spread across the 3 years of training and these provide an excellent grounding for individual development. Support is extensive across all aspects of the programme, with innovative placements, a strong publication culture and the opportunity to be involved in all parts of the programme's development being some of the outstanding features of this training experience.


Entry requirements

A 1st degree in psychology, or an equivalent qualification which confers eligibility for graduate basis for chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (at time of application). Applicants must do well in ability tests before being invited to interview. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6 in each)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Lancaster.

About this university

International students

Around 3000 student attend the university from outside the UK coming from around 100 different countries. As well as the student union, there is also wellbeing and support groups to help students adapt to their new home and groups dealing with sports and cultures from around the world. There is help to adapt to life in the city and in the UK as well as practical assistance available with matters such as immigration paperwork and visas. Lancaster University Students Union (LUSU) is the heart of student life outside the classroom at the university. There is no central building for the union apart from an administration area and each college has its own branch. There are some 200 societies operating within the university ranging from the student union newspaper, established in 1967 and being the oldest student media on campus to sports, arts, political and cultural organisations. The students union is also responsible for the organisation of fairs and balls during the year. There are a number of different sports available to students through the university and most of the teams take part in the various university and college leagues. There is an annual Roses Tournament against the team from the University of York, taking its name from the 15th century civil war called the War of the Roses between the two counties.

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