The Clinical Psychology Doctorate is a joint degree between Coventry University and the University of Warwick, the aim of which is to train clinical psychologists for work in the NHS and related settings.
The course is in accordance with the requirements of both the British Psychological Society’s Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology and for registration as a clinical psychologist.
Study time is divided between academic and research training, at both Coventry and Warwick Universities, and clinical placements in the NHS. During the second and third years of the course, students will complete a research thesis of publishable quality.
The programme focuses mainly on evidence-based practice and critical evaluation of both psychological literature and clinical practice.
The course places great emphasis on personal and professional development, enabling trainees to become reflective practitioners.
How you’ll be assessed
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.
There is currently great demand for clinical psychologists both within the NHS and privately. The majority of our graduates go on to take up positions in clinical practice.