Welcome to the website for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Program at Queen’s University Belfast.
The core purpose of the DClinPsych program is to provide professional training in clinical psychology for those entering the profession, particularly in Northern Ireland.
The DClinPsych program at QUB is a three year (36 months) postgraduate professional training course in clinical psychology. This program is approved by the Health Professions Council (HPC), the statutory regulator for practitioner psychologists and courses in the UK. The program is also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
The DClinPsych program in Belfast is smaller than other Clinical Psychology training programs in the UK and Ireland. For this reason, the program is renowned for being dynamic and of high quality.
See what some of our past trainees have to say on their experiences on the DClinPsych program:
The Course is a joint enterprise between the university and the health service, funded by the Health & Social Services Executive (HSSE) and run in collaboration with practising clinical psychologists in Northern Ireland. Trainees who are fully funded by the HSSE have contracts with the Health and Social Care Business Services Organisation (BSO) and sign an undertaking to make themselves available for employment as clinical psychologists in Northern Ireland’s statutory services for at least two years following qualification.