Bangor University - North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme

School of Human and Behavioural Sciences

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Course length:

3 years (full-time)


01248 388365 / 388068

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Who can apply:

We do not accept applicants who have not yet graduated.

You need to have your degree and have your transcript by 1st February, in time for short-listing.


2:1 is required with the average for final year modules marks of 60% or higher.
A 2:2 will only be considered with a completed PhD.

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more information.


At least one year relevant paid clinical/research experience is required.

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more information.


You need to be eligible for home fees status.
We cannot accept applications from candidates with overseas fees.

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more information.


We do not have any additional tests as part of short-listing.


The programme operates the  Disability Confident scheme.

Please see our Selection Procedure page for more information.

Document requirements:

Please provide a document confirming your GBC status, plus:

  • Undergraduate degree TRANSCRIPT
  • Conversion course TRANSCRIPT (if completed)

Professional accreditation

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)

It is not possible to transfer credit or learning (RPL/APEL) towards the DClinPsy programme.

Approach and theories

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy: ​​​​​​​Professor Michaela Swales, our programme director, is internationally recognised for her expertise in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and leader of the British Isles Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training Team.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Dr Elizabeth Burnside, our academic director, is an ACT peer reviewed trainer, currently one of 12 in the UK.
  • Compassionate Focussed Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Systemic Practice


  • Most placements are located in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board which stretches from Wrexham to Pwllheli, and Holyhead to Dollgelau. Trainees may also be placed in the northern parts of Powys Teaching Health Board.
  • Due to the challenges of public transport in rural areas and the extensive travel distances, having access to your own transport will be required. 
  • Due to the above, trainees are expected to live within the North Wales/ North Powys area. Permission to live outside these boundaries is at the discretion of the Programme Director and may be granted when there are specific personal circumstances that mean moving is not possible.  Trainees need to be willing and able to attend placement across all areas of North Wales.
  • Health conditions and carer responsibilities are taken into account as much as possible when allocating placements.
  • Travel costs will be paid from a clinical base, which is agreed for the duration of the training.  
  • Payment for overnight accommodation, either during placement or academic teaching blocks, will be available where this would be more cost-effective than daily travel.

Last updated:

21st July 2023