Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question regarding the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course please browse the following to see if your question is answered. If you click on the question you will be taken to its answer.
Q: How hard is it to get a place at Sheffield?
Q: Can I do the programme part-time?
Q: Do I have to work in Sheffield/Yorkshire & Humber region after I finish the programme?
Q: I am not a European (EU) citizen. Can I apply to the programme?
Q: How much do trainees get paid?
Q: Do you hold an Open Day for the programme?
Q: What do I need to do if I have gained a 2:2 undergraduate degree?
Q: I have just completed a degree, which may not be recognised by the BPS. Can I still pursue an interest in Clinical Psychology?
Q: I have a non-psychology degree. I am interested in clinical research and wonder what opportunities there might be to get involved in this.
The application form…
Q: How can I improve my application form and make it stand out?
Q: I have not been offered an interview this year, can I have feedback on my application form?
Q: What are you looking for at interview?
Q: I have a disability that might make it difficult for me to participate in the interviews. Could you give me some advice?
Q: What will the role play involve?
Q: What does the academic task involve?
Q: What is the experience of Black/Asian/ethnic minority candidates in applying for a place on the programme?
Q: Will my age be a problem in getting a place on the programme?
Q: I have a disability/chronic health condition. Would this prevent me from applying?
Q: Where do I declare that I have a disability or health condition on my application form?
Q: Are there any exams?
Q: Would it be possible to call in to have a chat with someone regarding my suitability at some point?
Q: Can you recommend any books or websites to prepare me for the application process?
Q: What is the Alternative Handbook?
If you are an undergraduate at Sheffield, please note that we provide an overview of clinical psychology training and the application process during the careers day.
International Fee Paying Students
Q: Who should I choose to act as my referees?
Q: Could I have some information about accommodation please?
Q: How do I apply for a place on the programme if I am an overseas fees status candidate?
Q: What is my fee status?
Q: How much are the programme fees for International Fee-Paying Trainees
Q: What are your English language requirements?
Q: How do I find out if I am eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS)?
Q: Will I be able to work in the UK after I graduate?
Q: Are there scholarships or other forms of financial assistance?
Contact Addresses and further information:
Independent resource for clinical psychologists:
The Alternative Handbook is available from:
DCP Pre-Qualification Group Alternative Handbook Request
48 Princess Road East