Should I choose Loughborough University if I want to be a clinical psychologist

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I would love to study at Loughborough University, but where should I go after graduated if I want to become a clinical psychologist?
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You need to get on a clinical psychology doctorate to be a clinical psychologist. That is the sticking point as they are extremely competitive. Typically those on the course have a masters, additional experience and have been through the application cycle more than once.

Going to Loughborough is fine. It is how you do during your degree and subsequent experience that is important.

There are websites that give a lot of advice on the subject.
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same! i went to loughborough and didn't love it though so im not going there. you do have to to a clinpsyD and although its possible to get on without a masters, it is required that you have at least a years experience which is why itd be useful for you to do a placement year degree to make sure you dont get on to the doctorate and decide you dont like it
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Thanks Sulfolobus, my concern is that Loughborough does not offer clinical psychology Doctorate, is it possible to apply to other universities after my first degree, as Psychology field is so competitive. Or should I choose those Universities that also offer clinical psychology Doctorate?

I have received offers from Surrey, Royal Holloway, Nottingham and Essex. I am still waiting an offer from Loughborough which I really like.
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Alicewonderland2 I also think that doing a placement year degree is important, especially to gain network in the field.

So do you mean that we don't need to do masters to get into doctorate if we have that one-year placement experience?
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Alicewonderland2 I also think that doing a placement year degree is important, especially to gain network in the field.

So do you mean that we don't need to do masters to get into doctorate if we have that one-year placement experience?
not everyone will have a masters, but most will so unless you have extensive experience, its most likely you'll need to do a masters
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(Original post by AKwong)
Thanks Sulfolobus, my concern is that Loughborough does not offer clinical psychology Doctorate, is it possible to apply to other universities after my first degree, as Psychology field is so competitive. Or should I choose those Universities that also offer clinical psychology Doctorate?

I have received offers from Surrey, Royal Holloway, Nottingham and Essex. I am still waiting an offer from Loughborough which I really like.
Hi AKwong

Yes it is possible to go to a different uni to do a masters and if you've done really well in your undergrad degree - you shouldn't have a problem getting in anywhere.
However, if you feel more comfortable somewhere that does both - then that's a decision you need to make.

With others - where ever you choose - make sure they offer a placement option - it's really useful and does wonders for your future employability.

Good luck with your decisions
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Thanks Vicky, I'm still waiting for Loughborough's offer, I think I'll make it my firm choice because I really like the place and the course it offers.
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Thanks Vicky, I'm still waiting for Loughborough's offer, I think I'll make it my firm choice because I really like the place and the course it offers.
Good luck hope you hear soon

Vicky
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same! i went to loughborough and didn't love it though so im not going there. you do have to to a clinpsyD and although its possible to get on without a masters, it is required that you have at least a years experience which is why itd be useful for you to do a placement year degree to make sure you dont get on to the doctorate and decide you dont like it
Hi, would you mind sharing what you didn't like about loughborough? Just curious as I am also wanting to go there but haven't had a chance to look around yet.
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Hi, would you mind sharing what you didn't like about loughborough? Just curious as I am also wanting to go there but haven't had a chance to look around yet.

it was nice, i think the campus was so big that it all felt a little disconnected for me! the course seemed good, and the food is great from what ive heard because of the sports emphasis, the meals have to be good! just not for me, but it could be perfect for you
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it was nice, i think the campus was so big that it all felt a little disconnected for me! the course seemed good, and the food is great from what ive heard because of the sports emphasis, the meals have to be good! just not for me, but it could be perfect for you
Ah okay. Thank you for the reply!
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