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Numbers of Places

The success rate in 2013 was 16%.
1 in 6 applicants got a place on a course.

All the courses have excellent completion rates. The national attrition rate for the academic year 2011/2012 was only 0.61%, which includes both people who dropped out of a course and people who failed.

89% of the trainees that graduated in 2012 were working as a clinical psychologist, or at an equivalent level, within 12 months of graduating.
82% of the trainees that graduated in 2012 were working as a clinical psychologist in the NHS within 12 months of graduating.

National numbers for NHS funded courses

graph of numbers of applicants and places since 2007

Table version of the above graph

Numbers for each course centre

The table below gives the number of places at each course centre for the 2013 intake. These numbers may change for the 2014 intake: please see the information provided by individual course centres for further details. We also provide numbers from previous years in our archive.

Please bear in mind that each applicant can apply to up to four course centres. So for the 2013 entry 3,725 applicants made 14,316 applications for 592 places on NHS funded courses.

Applications and places for NHS funded course centres - 2013 entry
Course Centres Applications Places
Bangor - North Wales 170 11
Bath 531 17
Birmingham 453 25
Coventry and Warwick 411 15
East Anglia 248 15
East London 962 31
Edinburgh 524 28
Essex 282 10
Exeter 325 15
Glasgow 335 23
Hertfordshire 459 15
Institute of Psychiatry, KCL 863 21
Lancaster 451 24
Leeds 579 16
Leicester 236 13
Liverpool 534 24
Manchester 714 25
Newcastle 319 14
North Thames - UCL 1,109 42
Oxford 567 15
Plymouth 301 13
Royal Holloway 921 29
Salomons, Canterbury Christ Church 457 33
Sheffield 376 18
Southampton 420 13
South Wales 302 14
Staffordshire and Keele 276 15
Surrey 629 29
Teesside 236 14
Trent 326 17

Applications and places for non-funded course centres - 2013 entry
Course Centres Applications Places
Essex - non-funded 22 2
Leicester - non-funded 24 2