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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

PgDip Clinical Psychology

The PgDip in Clinical Psychology will provide you with the practical experience and knowledge you need to fast-track your future career and apply your psychological knowledge in clinical practice. With a hands-on approach to learning, the training of key clinical skills are embedded within all elements of this programme to provide the competencies required of clinical professionals.

Extensive access to service users provide you with experience of group and family work, the cognitive behaviour approach, and other techniques that allows a privileged insight to mental health service provision and builds a secure foundation for your career in clinical practice.

Careers with this subject

The programme is designed to provide the clinical training that will place you at a competitive advantage in the career pathways to clinical practice. Providing an advanced level of instruction, this course will deepen your knowledge and skills in the core competencies required in mental health service delivery, and provide insight to service provision in NHS and third-sector organisations. This provides an excellent preparation for careers in assistant psychologist roles, applied clinical work, or can also be invaluable in other applications, such as nursing, education or working with vulnerable or marginalised groups.

Key features

  • Learn through experience: activities that teach key clinical skills are embedded throughout the course, allowing you to put your new knowledge directly into practice.
  • Obtain accreditation for clinical skills and competencies, with the option to study part-time alongside clinical practice.
  • Extensive access to service users provide a competitive advantage for the acquisition of real-world skills and experience.
  • Gain insights on further training by working alongside trainees and tutors on our clinical doctoral training programme (DClinPsy).

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    128 60%

    50th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    94th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    26th

    4

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