University of Manchester

Division of Psychology and Mental Health | School of Health Sciences | Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Course code:


Course length:

3 years (full-time)


0161 529 4180 (Option 5)

Administration email:

[email protected]


NHS Funded Places

Current trainees (those funded by NHS England) are full-time employees of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. They have annual leave and other benefits in line with usual NHS entitlements and are subject to the normal policies and procedures of the employing Trust. On entry to the programme, all trainees commence on the first pay point of Band 6 of the Agenda for Change pay scales. Travelling expenses are currently paid for travel to placement, and University fees are currently paid directly by the NHS. Candidates for 2024 entry should check for funding updates on the Clearing House funding page. Self-funded trainees will not be employees of the NHS.

The majority of our places are currently funded by NHS England, for which we are only able to consider UK nationals or international applicants with Indefinite Leave to Remain (or "settled" status under immigration rules) with three years' residency in the UK. EU nationals who have “settled status” under the EU Settlement Scheme are also eligible to apply for a funded place. Applicants should indicate on the Clearing House form if they have settled status. To qualify for a funded place, applicants must be eligible for Home Fees status. Following the UK’s formal departure from the European Union, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals are now classed as overseas applicants and are only able to apply for self-funded places on the course at the international fee rate (unless applicants have been granted settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme).

All students whose first language is not English, ie not from a majority English speaking country as defined by the UK Home Office, require a minimum of IELTS 8 (with no less than 7 in the writing element), although this may be waived if the student has completed an undergraduate degree in a majority English speaking country as defined by the UK Home Office. Applicants may be contacted by the Programme to request evidence of English language competency if this is not supplied as part of the Clearing House form.

Self-funded places

We now offer places for a limited number of students from international countries with overseas fees status, who are seeking the ClinPsyD qualification. These individuals will be required to meet the same entry standards as other successful applicants. As these places are self-funded, we encourage candidates to investigate whether bursaries or other funding is available from their home government or other local agencies before applying. You will also need the means to support yourself financially through the three-year training programme as the time commitment required for training will not allow for employment. The fees for international students for 2023 entry are currently set at £34,500 per year. Please contact us for details of 2024 fees. International applicants who do not meet the criteria for home fee status must still apply through the Clearing House system.

Residents of The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are classed as international applicants and will be required to apply as self-funded applicants.  

Last updated:

18th August 2023