University of East Anglia (DClinPsy)





Teaching is a key part of the Programme and is organised into modules to provide a coherent framework and developmental progression, whilst also supporting the development of the HCPC Standards of Proficiency and BPS Standards for Accreditation.  Teaching is organised in order to prepare trainees for clinical placements and research assignments.

There are 4 over-arching areas of teaching:

Evidence and Values Based Practice

Trainees will learn the fundamentals of clinical psychology practice in these Modules, developing an understanding of theoretical and evidence bases to inform clinical practice.   Core competencies will be taught and a number of models will be introduced.  Trainees will gain knowledge of the psychological needs of a range of client groups related to: mental health and physical health presentations, presentations of infancy, childhood, youth, adulthood, older adulthood, those with physical and intellectual disability and specialist clinical presentations, including forensic.  As Trainees progress through training, teaching will address how to work with individuals with increasingly complex presentations, applying over-arching competencies and using multi-modal interventions.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Systemic Therapy and Neuropsychology

A wide range of assessment, formulation and therapeutic approaches are taught with substantive teaching focussing on the development of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Systemic and Neuropsychological competencies, with the CBT Modules being led by BABCP accredited therapists.

Leadership and Consultancy

Whilst developing core therapy skills is an important aspect of training, the role of the clinical psychologist involves more than this.  To reflect core psychological skills, and to encompass the broad role of the clinical psychologist within the evolving the NHS, the Programme includes teaching on leadership, consultation, supervision and service development skills.


The Research Modules are designed to take trainees through all aspects of the process of conducting doctoral level research from: planning, design of protocols, methodologies, to analysis and writing-up over three years.  It provides trainees with an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative applied research methods and how to apply research skills in clinical settings.

The information above is from the course’s website. For up-to-date information please see:


UK Clearing House Listing:


Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwch, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ


£26,200 for the 2015/16 academic year

Places available:

There are 22 funded places on the course for 2018. For 2018 the university will also consider a small number of self-funded international applicants who can secure financial support throughout the duration of training on the Programme. The university is creating an international route which allows students to spend their final year in their home country (depending on the country).

You can find out more about the programme here:

How to apply:

International applicants should apply to the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology:


This entry was written on 27th March 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


  1. Hi Dr Dan,

    Am i right to say that not all universities in UK offer DClinPsy to international students? The reason being I dont see Queen’s University of Belfast in the list.

    • Hi Sonny, not all universities in the UK are open to international students. However, my list isn’t complete and things change quite quickly so it’s always best to check with each individual university about their course availability. If Queens University Belfast is open to international students – do let us know!

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