University of Exeter

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences | School of Psychology

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Course length:

3 years (full-time)


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Administration email:

[email protected]

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Who can apply:

We do not accept applicants who have not yet graduated


1st or 2:1 undergraduate degree considered
We will consider those with a 2:2 undergraduate degree under certain conditions

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more information


Candidates must have equivalent of 1-year full-time clinical experience at the time of application

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more information


We require Home Fees status for applicants for NHS-funded places.
We require Overseas Fees status for international applicants for self-funded places.

Please see our Funding page for more information


We continuously review our selection procedures in light of feedback and research.  Please see the Selection Procedure section on our website for the most up-to-date information at the time of application.


Please see our Selection Procedure page for more information

Document requirements:

Please provide a document confirming your GBC status.

Open Day

An Open Day will be held for potential applicants to the University of Exeter course. The event will take place on the 4th October 2023, 13:00-15:00 BST, Online. For more information about the event and to register your interest please visit Eventbrite.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by:

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Association of Family Therapy (AFT) Systemic Foundation and Intermediate
  • We have existing pathways to support trainees to gain BABCP Level 2 accreditation and CAT Foundation accreditation

If a student has already passed a certified Systemic Foundation course, they can complete an APCL form when they start the course and on approval, they will then be exempt from submitting the systemic portfolio at the end of year 1 of the DClinPsy.

Approach and theories

  • Reflective Organisational Practice / Leadership
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion threads across all our teaching strands, assessments and training of placement supervisors
  • Strong research teaching and support with links to wider department
  • Cognitive-behavioural, including "third wave" models
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Neuropsychology (we are aligning this with entry requirements for Neuro Masters programmes)
  • Child / Adult / Learning Disabilities / Forensic / Health / Clinical Skills

Placement locations

Trainees will be allocated a placement base within Somerset, Devon or Dorset which they are recommended to make their residential base for the duration of the programme for reasons of travel.  

Clinical placements often require considerable travel due to the wide and rural geographical area. A current driving licence and access to your own vehicle is highly desirable. For non-drivers, travel to and within placement will be required. This may include public transport which can be challenging given the rural nature of the South West. Adjustments to placement location for disability, health conditions and caring responsibilities will be considered and accommodated where possible.

Last updated:

27th July 2023