University of Birmingham

Centre for Applied Psychology (CAP) | School of Psychology | College of Life & Environmental 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]


Who can apply:

We consider applications from current undergraduates who have gained relevant clinical experience prior to starting their degree.

Please see our Entry Requirements page for details of our minimum criteria.


Applicants require a 2:1 or above in their undergraduate degree


Applicants need at least 12 months full-time equivalent (FTE) experience relevant to the role of a Clinical Psychologist


For NHS-funded places, applicants need to be ordinarily resident in the UK and have Home Fees status.
For self-funded places, applicants need to have Overseas Fees status.

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more information.


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


We do not participate in the Disability Confident scheme, but we actively encourage applications from people with a disability.

Document requirements:

Please provide a document confirming your GBC status, plus:

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

Professional accreditation

This programme is approved/accredited by the:

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

Approach and theories

The course takes a competency-based approach to clinical training
There is the opportunity to develop skills in a broad range of models, for example:

  • CBT, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Behavioural, CAT, ACT, CFT

In addition to our core teaching curriculum and learning on placement, we also run specialist workshops in year 3 focussing on developing knowledge and skills in a range of models, presentations, client groups, services and psychological approaches that gives trainees the opportunity to shape and tailor their learning in the final year.

Placement locations

  • Years 1 & 2 - placements are located in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country (which includes Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton).
  • Year 3 – placements are possible across a wider geographical area, dependant on availability and competency / training need.

As this is a large geographical region, we strongly advise Trainees to either live within the area, or be able to readily commute to placements.

Last updated:

12th July 2023