Royal Holloway

University of London
Department of Psychology | School of Life Sciences and the Environment

Course code:


Course length:

3 years (full-time)


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[email protected]

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Who can apply:

We do not accept applicants who have not yet completed their undergraduate or conversion course. At the time of application, your degree must give you GBC.

If you have recently undertaken other NHS-funded training in psychological professions you may not be able to apply.

Please see our Entry Requirements page for details.


We are interested in applicants with a good academic record:
a minimum 2:1 degree in psychology


a 2.2 degree in psychology and a postgraduate degree in a field related to clinical psychology.


A year or more of experience relevant to Clinical Psychology is required at the time of entry to the course. 

Please see our Entry Requirements page about what makes experience relevant.


We do not accept applicants who do not have the pre-existing right to work in the UK.
We do not have any Fees status requirements.


We do not have any additional tests before interview. 


Due to the large number of applicants to the course we cannot guarantee interviews to those with disabilities meeting minimum criteria.

Document requirements:

Please provide a document confirming your GBC status, plus:

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

Professional accreditation

The course does not accredit prior (experiential) learning.

The course has been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The course has been accredited by the:

  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) as a Level 2 programme.
  • Royal Holloway are aiming to launch their Foundation and Intermediate Systemic Theory and Practice course, embedded within DClinPsy. We will be aiming to offer our embedded Foundation Level Systemic course in September 2023, running over one year including systemic teaching within the DClinPsy timetable and assignments. It is being designed to meet AFT accreditation (associate for family therapy and systemic practice). All trainees who start the course in Sep 2023 will do the Foundation level. After completing the Foundation level, we will be aiming to offer our Intermediate level systemic course in October 2024 for second years, across two years. The Intermediate course will also include systemic teaching, assignments and in addition, a systemic placement. The Intermediate course will be available to a smaller number of trainees as we are sharing the limited number of placements with supervision from a systemic psychotherapist across three London courses. The tri-course has a training strategy to increase systemic placements across the North Thames region.

Approach and theories

The course has particular strengths in cognitive-behavioural and systemic models.

Placement locations

The course, along with two other programmes (UCL and UEL), draws its clinical placements from the entire North London area. These encompass a diverse range of locations and treatment modalities. Because of the presence of major clinics and teaching hospitals in North London, the placement pool includes cutting edge services and settings.

Last updated:

15th August 2023