The academic entry requirement is a first degree in Psychology from an approved university of 2:1 standard or above. Other Honours degrees are also considered in conjunction with an appropriate BPS conversion course and relevant experience. Prior experience of working, either on a voluntary or paid basis, in a mental health setting is desirable. A minimum of 2:1 in statistics modules at undergraduate level is normally required.
In addition to the University’s standard regulations on admissions with regard to competence in the English language, if the student’s first language is not English he/she is normally required to achieve an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0, with no individual band score lower than 6.5 or should have completed an institutionally agreed programme with a partner organisation. Tests should not be more than two years old. Much of the teaching on the Programme involves role plays which require competence in communicating in English.
In addition to the University’s general regulations regarding criminal convictions, students may, as part of their studies, engage with vulnerable adults. Students will need to satisfy the Head of the Department of their good conduct through a Disclosure and Barring Service check and there is a fee for this.
In line with the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy, individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities and are given equal opportunities within the Department and University. The aim of the Policy is to ensure that no prospective learner should receive any less favourable treatment on any grounds which are not relevant to academic ability and attainment. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure that disabled students are aware of and assisted in making use of the support provided by the University; to ensure access to lectures, classes and learning materials.
International students who hope to pursue a career in clinical psychology in the UK are advised to seek information from the Clearing House: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp/internationalquals.html