This programme comprises a combination of academic teaching, research and research training, and professional training during clinical placements. You complete five placements in a range of health settings in the West Midlands. We encourage an attitude of critical open-mindedness to a range of theories and models, and emphasise the importance of evidence-based practice and reflection on clinical work.
The programme is examined by continuous assessment, with students completing a series of assignments and projects over the three years.
Research, which is conducted in the second and third years of the programme, is written up for examination in the form of two papers for publication. The programme is organised on a collaborative basis with local NHS psychologists, and many local clinicians are involved in teaching.
Birmingham is one of the major centres for clinical psychology training in the UK and most graduates take up posts in NHS departments: candidates offered a place on the programme are funded by salaries provided by the NHS.
This programme is subject to a Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise regulations, to which trainees are required to sign up.
Dr. Pereira is a management consultant/coach with international experience in the public and private health sectors. He previously held management roles in the US and was a qualified Clinical Psychologist in the National Health Service in the UK . His interests include training, talent management, learning and development and strategic human resource management.
Dr. Pereira is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/bruce-pereira/
You must have either: a 1st class degree; a high 2:1 (ie a GPA of 65 or above); or if a lower 2:1, a clinically relevant Masters degree in addition. You must also have equivalent of one year full-time clinically relevant experience such that you can demonstrate you have been either applying psychological principles in a clinical setting or engaged in research that is relevant to a clinical population (eg as a research assistant or as part of a three-year PhD).
UK/EU: Paid by NHS, International: £21,000
Recipient: University of Birmingham
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