Coventry and Warwick

Coventry University and University of Warwick
Independent School of Health, Coventry University (Years 1 & 2)
Department of Psychology, University of Warwick (Year 3)

Course code:


Course length:

3 years (full-time)


You can email any enquiries after checking all 6 pages below, which cover most FAQs

Administration email:

[email protected]

Entry requirements

We are unable to consider:

  • Current undergraduates
  • Applicants with overseas fees status

If you are unsure about your fees status please see the UKCISA website for more information: UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)


  • A 2:1 or 1st class level degree in Psychology, recognised by the BPS for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
  • Or, a recognised "conversion" degree recognised by the BPS for GBC, with a 2:1 or 1st class level in both your undergraduate psychology degree and your conversion degree.
  • Or, a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Psychology recognised by the BPS for GBC, plus a master’s degree in a relevant subject area.
  • All candidates must be proficient in the use of English. If English is not the candidate's first language, and they haven't previously studied at degree level in English, then proficiency will need to be demonstrated to the level of IELTS 7 or equivalent.


All trainees accepted onto the Programme need:

  • A minimum of 12 months full-time (or equivalent) experience within the last 5 years
  • Experience must demonstrate knowledge of psychological principles and ability to apply these

Types of experience include:

  • Assistant Psychologist
  • Research Assistant
  • Psychological Therapist
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Support Worker – mental health
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner 
  • Other roles that include supporting people experiencing psychological difficulties (e.g. in roles such as Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or similar)

References / Statements of suitability

Your application must include two satisfactory Statements of Suitability. 

  • One of these must be written by a current/most recent line manager.
  • The other should be from a university academic/lecturer.

Documents required

Your application must include:

  • A document confirming your GBC status.
  • An academic transcript for your undergraduate psychology degree.
  • And, if your undergraduate degree was not in psychology, an academic transcript for your conversion course.
  • Original degree award certificate for any undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses completed.

Advice for your application

All applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to clinical psychology as a profession
  • Ability to be critical and analytical
  • Potential for development as a reflective scientist-practitioner.
  • A commitment to NHS values

International applicants

We are unable to consider applicants with overseas fees status. See Residence section for more details.

Last updated:

15th August 2023