University of Hertfordshire
NHS funded places
We currently have 52 NHS funded places per year. We expect to maintain this level dependent on confirmation from NHS England. Current NHS trainees are employed full-time as Trainee Clinical Psychologists on a three-year, fixed-term contract, with a hosting NHS Trust. Funding for current NHS trainees includes University fees, full-time salary (currently at the starting salary for Band 6, point 21, of Agenda for Change pay scales) and expenses in line with employing NHS Trust Terms and Conditions.
Some funding is available to contribute to costs related to completing a Major Research Project (MRP).
Self-funded trainees follow the same full-time three-year programme as NHS funded trainees.
Up to two fee-paying places will be available on the Hertfordshire programme in 2024. These are open to International, European and British applicants. Applications for our fee-paying places can be made directly to the programme via the UH website or through the Clearing House website using Course Code 11 - X.
The current fees are £26,422 per year for the teaching component. In addition, annual placement fees are between £2,500 to £3,500, with some variation related to the specific number of days on placement in each academic year. Both the course fees and placement fees are subject to change. There is not a salary attached and it is the individual candidate's responsibility to ensure they have the means for funding prior to the start of the programme. Travel expenses and living costs would need to be financed by the applicant. The full three-year programme would need to be committed to. Please note that we are not aware of any current grants available from the University towards the fees or living costs. Campus accommodation is available at reduced rental for all students, although early application is recommended. While the programme is identical for NHS funded and self-funded trainees, we recognise that being self-funded can involve additional complexities. We therefore have a self-funding tutor post to support the needs of self-funded trainees.
15th August 2023