You must have either: a 1st class degree; a high 2:1 (ie a GPA of 65 or above); or if a lower 2:1, a clinically relevant Masters degree in addition. You must also have one year full-time clinically relevant experience such that you can demonstrate you have been either applying psychological principles in a clinical setting or engaged in research that is relevant to a clinical population (eg as a research assistant or as part of a three-year PhD). The experience could be spread across two years but must equate to one year full-time. Mature candidates with relevant professional backgrounds and qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
Candidates must also have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society. For guidance on the kinds of experience considered to be relevant when applying for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate, please visit the Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology’s website.
The ClinPsyD is only open to Psychology graduates who are registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). If your qualifications are not from the UK or the Republic of Ireland, you will need to have them assessed by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to see if they can grant you Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). You must do this by applying for membership of the BPS for more information on this process and on Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.
Standard English language requirements apply
For candidates whose first language is not English or whose first degree was not taught in English the minimum requirements are IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band.