Plymouth University (DClinPsy)





Based on information on the Clinical Psychology Clearing House in October 2022 the Plymouth University does not appear to be offering their course to international students in 2023. However, we have left the information below for your reference.

Our course emphasises a reflexive approach to all aspects of clinical psychology. Recent major changes to the course have promoted exciting developments especially in the links between theory and practice and in the variety of learning methods from which trainees are able to benefit. A particular strength of the course is that we offer a depth of experience in a range of psycho-therapeutic models, including cognitive therapy, psycho-dynamic therapy and a foundation level family therapy training. Our year-long placement structure promotes an emphasis on locating clinical problems within a variety of social contexts, including family and community contexts. We give trainees the opportunity to engage in small-group work as part of Problem-Based Learning and applied research. Trainees gain competence in teaching, training, supervision and consultation. Trainees also develop competence in psychometric assessment. The course is based in the University of Plymouth. It is run jointly with NHS Trusts across the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula.

The above course description was from the course provider’s website in 2015.


UK Clearing House Listing:


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Floor 5, Rolle Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus Campus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA


In 2015 the course fee was £22,249 per year. The course fees for 2108 have yet to be confirmed.

Places available:

In 2015 there were 13 funded places on the course per year and 2 ‘self-funding’ places. The numbers for 2018 have not yet been confirmed.

How to apply:

Application for self-funded places is through the Clearing House using Course Code 21 – X.

The course offers a Skype interview to candidates applying for self-funded placements. This takes place each year in early March.


This entry was written on 2nd February 2018. Please refer to the course website for the most up-to-date information. If you are a representative of the course and would like anything changed please email us at

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