University of Leicester

School of Psychology and Vision 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 do not accept applicants who have not yet graduated


Honours degree in Psychology at mid/high 2:1 or above (i.e. 64.0%)

Please see our Entry Requirements page for details on how this is calculated


A minimum of 12 months paid full-time (or equivalent) experience, clinical or research, which gave you contact with one or more client groups with whom clinical psychologists may work


We do not accept applicants who do not meet the requirements for Home Fees.
Please see our Funding page for further details.

We also do not accept applicants who wish to self-fund, regardless of nationality or residency.


Online screening test
Please see our Selection Procedure page for details


We participate in the Disability Confident scheme

Document requirements:

Please provide a document confirming your GBC status, plus:

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

Professional accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Ongoing approval from Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
There are no Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) concessions, exemptions or advanced progression with regards to training and experience prior to entry onto the course, nor once on the course.

Approach and theories

Trainees will develop knowledge and skills in four core theoretical models CBT, psychodynamic, systemic and community psychology. Other approaches are also covered over the course of training.

The curriculum also has an emphasis on issues relating to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The Systemic Practice module is currently accredited by the Association of Family Therapy. Trainees successfully attending teaching and completing relevant coursework can be awarded a statement of equivalence for foundation level systemic family therapy training, on completion of their DClinPsy training. 

Placement locations

Trainees will be placed throughout Leicestershire and Northamptonshire for their placements. We do very rarely use placements within the wider Health Education East Midlands region only if we are not able to source appropriate placement experience within Leicestershire or Northamptonshire. Our funding arrangements mean we can only utilise placements that are located within the geographical areas served by Health Education East Midlands, i.e. Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. We cannot use clinical placements outside of this area.

Whilst every effort is made to take account of trainees' circumstances, placements do often involve travelling considerable distances, therefore it is likely to be less stressful and demanding for trainees if they live within the geographical boundaries of NHS Health Education East Midlands.

Some placements may be entirely face to face whilst some may have options for remote working. We do not currently have any placements that can be undertaken entirely remotely by trainees.

We do have placements that can be accessed by public transport but it is advantageous for trainees to have access to a car.

Last updated:

15th August 2023