University of Birmingham (DClinPsy)





This is an integrated three-year Course leading to a professional qualification in Clinical Psychology (Clinical Psychology Doctorate, ClinPsyD) and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council. The course began in 1967 and is accredited by the British Psychological Society. It has produced over 500 qualified clinical psychologists and enjoys the benefits of being based in the Centre for Applied Psychology in the School of Psychology that was ranked fifth in the Russell Group of Universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). It is also well integrated with clinical psychology services in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country, where clinical psychology is a strong and well-developed profession. Local clinicians sit on all course committees and provide valuable input to the delivery and design of the curriculum.

As well as emphasising evidence-based practice and the evaluation of therapeutic interventions, we encourage trainees to reflect on their clinical work in reflective practice groups, teaching and in written assignments. As with all courses in the UK, special consideration is given to CBT in the curriculum. However, we have three other main therapeutic strands: psychodynamic, systemic and behavioural. With a few exceptions, trainees attend most of the teaching in all four areas and our aim is for all trainees to gain the knowledge requirements that are equivalent to Foundation level in Systemic Practice. In Year 3, trainees currently have the opportunity to attend workshops in other models such as CAT, REBT or CFT.


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Clinical Psychology Doctorate, School of Psychology, College of Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT


The fee for international students in 2018 is £23,500 per year of this three-year course.

Places available:

There are 17 places on the course per year. It is not clear how many are open to international students.

How to apply:

Overseas self-funding applicants should apply directly to the University by contacting us at (tel +44 121 414 5476) or Liz Kent (

The deadline for overseas applicants to apply to start the course in 2018 is 11 June 2018.


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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