University of Essex – Tavistock (DClinPsy)

University of Essex

The University of Essex Doctorate in Clinical Psychology has been training people to become reflective and highly competent clinical psychologists since October 2005. The programme was developed in partnership with commissioners from the Health Education East of England, the University of Essex, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and NHS Trusts based in Essex.

The course states that it contains the following features:

  • A relatively small number of trainees in each cohort which offers trainees the opportunity to work very closely with the programme team and with one another.
  • The programme is well-integrated with local research and clinical networks. Clinicians working in the region and often within North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEPFT) contribute directly to the course through teaching, and supervision.
  • The programme has links with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust which further contribute to the integrative nature, research opportunities and clinical excellence of the programme.
  • To develop the critical competencies of trainees who are able to function as autonomous applied psychologists/scientist-practitioners, the university provide learning opportunities for developing flexibility, leadership skills and reflective practice.

The above course description is from the course provider’s website.


UK Clearing House Listing:


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ


The course fee for international students in 2018 is £25,000 per year for this three-year course.

Places available:

There are 10 funded places on the course per year. In 2014 there were 2 non-funded places (ie international students could apply).

How to apply:

Application is through the Clearing House using Course Code 8 – X


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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