University of Southampton

School of Psychology | Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences

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Course length:

3 years (full-time)


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Who can apply:

You must have GBC: you must already have been awarded the qualification which grants you GBC.

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more information.


You must have attained a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 Undergraduate Psychology degree.
If your Undergraduate degree is not in Psychology, you must have completed a Conversion Course. We similarly require a minimum of a 2:2 grade.

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more information.


You must have at least one year's (full-time equivalent) experience at the time of application, of work within the UK relevant to Clinical Psychology.

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You must have the right to work in the UK and have Home fees status. 

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


We do not currently 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)
  • Any other Masters degree TRANSCRIPT (if completed)

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by:

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

We are currently working towards three accreditation pathways embedded within the Programme: Neuropsychology, Systemic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Whilst we are waiting to gain accreditation, our programme already has extensive teaching in CBT and Systemic Therapy. Many of our trainees have successfully applied for BABCP accreditation independently upon completion of our programme. The Neuropsychology pathway is already in place, with current trainees being able to utilise existing placement hours and course learning towards further accredited Neuropsychology training at Bristol University. 

Within the next academic year, we are aiming to gain accreditation from AFT (Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice) at Intermediate Level and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy) at Level 2, which will grant you access to apply for Provisional Accreditation upon completion of your course.

APEL: The length of the programme cannot be reduced through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Approach and theories

The primary theoretical orientation of the Programme is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches, and the secondary model is Systemic Theory. The Programme also has a keen interest in Neuropsychology as well as a strong emphasis on equality, diversity, and inclusion being meaningfully embedded throughout all aspects of the learning experience.

Placement locations

As of the 2024 intake, we will only allocate trainees to placement bases within Hampshire and/or the Isle of Wight (no longer Dorset). Clinical placements are allocated within these regions for the duration of the training period. Please be advised that it is the expectation that trainees live within their placement region.

Last updated:

10th July 2024