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University of Glasgow: Clinical Psychology

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department Institute of Health & Wellbeing
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

This Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is collaboratively funded through NHS Education for Scotland and the University of Glasgow. You will be employed by a local NHS (Scotland) Health Board for the duration of the programme.

  • In common with most clinical psychology programmes, the cognitive behavioural approach to psychotherapy is dominant but there is also a substantial teaching input based upon other psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • The programme covers a wide geographical area, including Ayrshire and Arran, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Highland and Lanarkshire, and is varied in terms of rural, urban and inner city populations.
  • Psychologists in departments throughout this area are closely involved in the programme, including placement provision, teaching, research supervision and coordination of teaching modules.

Main Campus Location

The main location of this programme is at Gartnavel Hospital in the West of Glasgow, not far from the bustling West End and Gilmorehill Campus. Easy to get to by bus and car.

The programme follows a modularised structure, which integrates academic teaching, clinical practice education and research training. This process underpins the commitment of the programme team to maximising the synergy between the clinical, academic and research components of training and reflects explicitly our commitment to an integrative educational process.

The programme consists of 16 compulsory courses.

Year 1

  • DCLINPSY: FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • FOUNDATION CLINICAL PRACTICE I
  • FOUNDATION CLINICAL PRACTICE II
  • FOUNDATION KNOWLEDGE UNDERSTANDING SKILLS
  • DCLINPSY: SERVICE BASED EVALUATION

Year 2

  • CHILD/FAMILY/ADOLESCENT THEORY & PRACTICE
  • LEARNING DISABILITY THEORY & PRACTICE
  • STATISTICS & RESEARCH DESIGN (PGT)
  • DCLINPSY: RESEARCH PRACTICE I
  • DCLINPSY: ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I
  • SERVICE BASED EVALUATION II
  • DCLINPSY: ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE I
  • DCLINPSY: ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE II

Year 3

  • DCLINPSY: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LAW
  • RESEARCH PRACTICE II
  • ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II

Accreditation of Prior Learning

From 2017, trainees who have already completed the NES-funded MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People at Edinburgh University or the MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care at the Universities of Dundee and Stirling will be eligible to complete their doctorate in a shortened timeframe in accordance with the University of Glasgow Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) regulations and procedures. This will result in completion of training five months early in recognition of the skills and knowledge already acquired and demonstrated via completion of the eligible MSc courses.

Clinical psychologists have a demanding role working with a wide range of clients, in a variety of health and social care settings, to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological wellbeing.

This programme produces fit-for-purpose NHS practitioners.

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • ranked joint 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • ranked joint 92nd in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2021
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 months after …
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