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The University of Liverpool

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

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Rank: 33 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Main Site

Website: www.liverpool.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 36 months


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33

The Complete University Guide
32

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Description

University of Liverpool has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

All applications for entry to this course must to be made via the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology through the website: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp/.Graduate from this programme and you'll be eligible for Chartered Clinical Psychologist status, allowing you to practise as a Clinical Psychologist within the NHS.The content provides a theoretical introduction to a wide range of clinical problems and approaches, together with basic clinical skills and a variety of practical experiences. There are places for up to 23 trainees per year.This is a three-year, full-time programme offering clinical placements throughout the year, an academic course and research requirements including a 25,000 word dissertation.The order of placements is shown in the table below.Local NHS clinical psychology services on Merseyside offer a particularly rich variety of specialist placements and we'd urge you to gain as much experience as you can within them.This could include:-

  • Ashworth High Secure Hospital
  • the Windsor Clinic (Addictions)
  • the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery
You can also work with individual practitioners in other areas including:-
  • family therapy
  • paediatric liaison
  • brain injury rehabilitation
  • spinal injury
  • eating disorders.
As an option you can undertake a twelve-month specialist placement in Year Three. It may also be possible to combine two of the shorter placements into a second 12-month specialist child and family placement.Career OpportunitiesThe Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme has an excellent record for full employment of graduates, who are eligible to work as clinical psychologists within the NHS. This is an expanding profession and graduates will have the opportunity to work within a variety of different settings within the NHS.

Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good first degree and Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society and clinically relevant experience. Acceptance onto the programme will be subject to satisfactory health screening and criminal record checks. Applicants for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology must be European Economic Area citizens. International qualifications: Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)


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

About this university

International students

The International Support Team is on hand to help students travelling to Liverpool from outside the UK. They can help with matters such as visas and immigration advice, organising Welcome Week and its relevant details as well as presentations and workshops to help integrate with the new community. Further practical advice comes from living and working in the area as well as financial assistance and even improving English, if this isn’t a student’s first language. The Guild of Students is responsible for arranging the 190 clubs and societies available to students outside the classroom. These cover areas such as volunteering, the arts and sports. There are also plenty of opportunities to try something new and experiment with something different as well as practical, hands on societies to try a practical activity. Sports are very important at the university and many of its teams are in the higher tier of university sports. Sport Liverpool is the current heading of the sports clubs and groups and cover nearly 50 different types from cricket and football to windsurfing and lacrosse. Most compete for both men and women. There are also support services available to students as well as student health assistance and plenty of learning resources to assist with studies.

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