Staffordshire University

Department of Psychology | School of Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

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]

Social media:

@StaffsDClinPsy, @StaffsPsych


Who can apply:

If you are currently studying your Undergraduate or Conversion Degree, we will consider you if your final results will be confirmed by the end of January


2:1 in Psychology required
We do not consider applicants with a 2:2 in the original degree


Minimum 12 months clinical experience


Home fees status required
We do not accept International applicants


We require candidates to complete an online Academic Screening task in February


Staffordshire does not participate in the Disability Confident scheme

Reasonable adjustments for disability are offered

Document requirements:

Please provide a document confirming your GBC status.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by:

We do not accept any other prior learning (APEL).

There is no Aegrotat award.

Approach and theories

We offer knowledge and skills development within the following theoretical approaches:

  • CBT, including third wave models such as ACT, CAT, CFT, DBT
  • Psychodynamic models, including ISTDP
  • Systemic practice, including family therapy models and CMM 

Placement locations

The course is based at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, and covers a large geographical area, with clinical placements in a variety of settings across the whole of Staffordshire and Shropshire.  

Trainees are employed by either Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust or North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.

Travel requirements can be considerable at times, and trainees are expected to be able to access placement activities in both rural and urban areas.


The use of a car is preferable given limited public transport access in rural areas and the use of many community-based placements.

Trainee’s individual health, disability and caring needs are considered as much as possible when allocating placements, however you are likely to have to travel some distance at times during training.

If you have a disability which directly impacts upon your ability to drive, you may be able to obtain funding for travel within work-based placements through the Access to Work scheme provided by the employer.

Last updated:

24th April 2024