Our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology has a strong local identity given its partnership with Essex-based NHS trusts, as well as a special link with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London. Essex- and Tavistock-based clinical psychologists make a significant contribution to the teaching, research, placement and other operational activities of the programme.
You can apply for this course as:
Before you apply, make sure you read our hints and tips below to ensure you give yourself the best chance of being successful.
A number of NHS-funded training places are commissioned each year. In addition to the above entry requirements, applicants for NHS-funded training places need to meet the following additional entry criteria:
Trainees are appointed as full-time NHS employees on a fixed-term, three-year contract and paid on Band 6 of the Agenda for Change (AfC) pay scales. Trainees have current standard NHS holiday allowances and other benefits as detailed in the AfC Handbook. University fees are paid directly by the NHS. Please see the Trainee Clinical Psychologist job description.
The University and North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (NEP; the employing NHS Trust) offer equal opportunities with regard to age, race, gender, sexual orientation and disability. Selection processes conform to the principles associated with the Disability Confident Employer scheme and we endeavour to interview all applicants under this scheme who demonstrate essential criteria (as per the person specification) at short listing.
Applications for NHS-funded places must be through the designated Clearing House. Please note you must have home fee status.
We invite self-funding International and Home/EU applicants to apply for self-funded places. You need to meet the same entry criteria detailed above and will undergo the same rigorous selection procedures as applicants to NHS-funded places to ensure that the standards of excellence for which our clinical psychology trainees are renowned.
In order to apply for self-funded training places, you may either have Overseas fee status or be eligible for Home/EU-based tuition fees.
Applications for self-funded places must be through the designated Clearing House.