University of Hertfordshire

Clinical Psychology

College Lane Campus
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Rank: 81 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: College Lane Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 36 months

Has presessional course

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The academic programme is based on a core competency' model (BPS, 2007) and comprises four main areas of teaching: Professional Practice and Personal Development; Therapeutic Models and Interventions; Research Methods in Clinical Psychology; and Client Groups and Client Contexts.Each of these four areas is further divided into a number of specific teaching modules that span the three years of training and correspond as much as possible with the structure and sequence of clinical placements. An awareness of the issues of ethical practice and equality for all is highlighted in all modules. Particular consideration is given to the many ways in which issues relating to diversity and inequality impact on the work of practising clinical psychologists within the lectures, and all lectures are formally evaluated on this by the trainees. Additionally, there are specific lectures considering a wide range of diversity issues within the Clients in Context module taught across the three years.


Entry requirements

At least an upper second class honours degree in psychology recognised as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) at the time of applying. Candidates with a lower 2(ii) need to demonstrate strong academic performance in a relevant higher degree and eligibility for GBC. At least two year's full-time equivalent clinical or research experience in a relevant field. Applicants must have a commitment to working in the NHS, ideally within the local regions of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex and be acceptable to the NHS in an employed status, and eligible for home based tuition fees. A high level of proficiency in communication in English is essential. Applicants whose first language is not English, or whose previous education and examination qualifications have not been in the English language, will need to provide evidence of an English language proficiency of IELTS level 8 (with no score below 7.5 in each test element: listening, reading, writing and speaking) or equivalent. There are no Accreditation for Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L) concessions, exemptions or advanced progression to training prior to entry nor whilst on the course.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)

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

Professional bodies

  • British Psychological Society

About this university

International students

The international student body is on average over 2,000 strong at Hertfordshire. This means there is plenty of help and assistance for international students as well as a good chance of someone from your country already being at the university. The university offers a range of information on the website before students arrive as well as an airport collection service when arriving. There is also the International Student Support team available to help with diverse matters such as immigration and visas, financial guidance and help finding accommodation or work between classes. They run an orientation program from new students as well as English language support services. The Hertfordshire Students Union is the heart of social life at the university. It operates around fifty different clubs and societies ranging from climbing to curry to find something for all tastes. Among the student run media programs is Crush Radio, the first campus radio station in the UK. There are also various facilities operated by the union including their entertainment venue called Forum Hertfordshire, a state of the art venue with clubs, bars, shopping, places to eat and other equipment. They even operate special programs for International Students as well as cultural events and trips. Finally, they also organise annual events such as the Summer Ball to bring everyone together.

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