Our Guide for Applicants takes you through each section of the application as you fill it in:
Applications are closed at this time of year so it is not possible to register. Applications usually open during September so please check again then.
The details currently on our website are for the autumn 2020 intake, but you can see what's usually involved and start preparing if you wish. Some details may change for the next application cycle.
No, we would not recommend this. The application is both thorough and lengthy, and the screens you need to complete are designed for use on a desktop or laptop. You can download a sample copy of the application to see what's involved:
When you login to your application, you can see the five digit ID number near the top of every screen.
If you cannot remember your password please click "Forgotten your password" on the Login screen. Then enter your email address to get an email to reset your password. Your email software may treat our emails as junk or spam, so if you do not receive the email please check your Junk Email folder and/or Spam Email folder.
You need to use the same email address you used when you last logged in to the website. Once you have logged in again you can change this if necessary. If there are several email addresses you could have used you can check if each of these is registered in the "Forgotten your password" screen (see FAQ 4 above).
If the website does not recognise any email address you provide, please contact us to check what email address you are registered with (see the Contact Us page for our details).
When you register we will send you an email with a link to start your application. Your email software may treat our emails as junk or spam, so if you do not receive the email please check your Junk Email folder and/or Spam Email folder. You may need to move the email into your Inbox to be able to use the link, depending on the email software you are using.
If you still cannot find the email you can re-register but we recommend that you wait 24 hours before doing this. When you re-register please check your email address as you type it: we have found that the most common problem is mis-typed email addresses. If you are still having difficulties please contact us (see the Contact Us page for our details).
Yes, if you have applied before please login using the email address and password you used last time, then click Start a New Application. Most sections of your new application will have a button to copy information from your previous application. You will also be able to view your previous applications in the Archived Applications section.
No, you do not need to complete the application in one session. You can fill in as much as you want then return to finish the application, or edit what you have already entered, another time.
No, you can complete most of the sections in any order you want. The exceptions are the Your Details section (which you need to complete when you start the application), the Course Centres section (see FAQ 10 below for details) and the Documents section (see FAQ 14 below for details).
There are two possible reasons for this. It may be that you have not completed the Funding section yet. The information on which type of course you could potentially apply for is taken from this section so you need to complete this first. Or it may be that you could not apply for the course type you are trying to enter eg you must have confirmed that you can organise your own funding to apply for a self-funded course (see the International Students section for more information).
Yes, you need to use the same email address as before for your referee, and you need to use the same email address and password to login to your application that you used last time. This will allow the website to identify both your application and your previous reference. Please see the References section for further details.
Please login to your application and, at the end of the References screen, you will find buttons to re-send the emails requesting your references. However, please do not send the email repeatedly as only the most recent one is valid, so this can result in referees having several emails only one of which they can use. Please see the References section for further details about how we contact referees.
Yes, if you have applied before and provided the appropriate documents please use the Copy button on the Documents screen to copy these into your current application. If we already have good quality copies of the appropriate documents on file you do not need to provide updated versions. It is acceptable to copy GBC documents from your previous application: you do not need to provide a new GBC document if the version on your previous application was acceptable.
Occasionally the website will "remember" previous documents that were deleted and will copy the names of these into the Documents screen but will not copy the actual documents. This is not a problem. To check the documents that have been copied over, please wait 30 minutes then download the pdf version of your application (see FAQ 20 below for details). This gives the website time to collate the documents into your application and allows you to view/print them as the staff at the course centres can view/print them.
There are two possible reasons for this. It may be that you have not completed the Funding and Basics sections yet. The information on which documents you need to provide is taken from these sections so you need to complete these first. Or it may be that you are not required to provide any documents eg if your nationality is British, English is your first language, and you are currently doing your undergraduate degree (see the Documents section for more information).
You need to scan your documents as a pdf file or a jpg image. Please provide a good quality scan. We often have to contact applicants to get better quality copies eg because of photos taken in poor light or at odd angles etc.
If the document is more than one page you need to scan it as one file with the appropriate number of pages. This may be easier to do as a pdf than as a jpg.
If you are unable to upload your pdf or jpg the file may be too large. You could try a lower resolution image to get a smaller file size, but the document still needs to be clear and readable.
Please note that, due to remote working related to coronavirus, we are unable to accept any documents by post.
You must submit your application by 1.00pm UK time on 18 November 2020.
If you do not have a required document yet but you will have it by mid-October please wait and submit your application before the closing date with the document attached.
If you will get the document in December or January, please tick the Posting box for that document so that you can "complete" the Document section and submit your application before the closing date. When you receive the document please email us a good quality scan of it as soon as possible (see the Contact Us page for our email address). We can then add this to your application before it is released to the course centres by the end of January (see the After You Apply section for more details).
If you will not get the document until February or later you should consider whether you should apply this year or not. The last batch of applications is released to the course centres by the end of January so documents received after this time are unlikely to be available to the course centres for their short-listing process (see the Should I Apply this year page for more information).
When you have completed the dates and the hours per week for the job you are entering, the website will automatically calculate the Full-Time Equivalent in months. This cannot be edited. The calculation uses 37.5 hours per week as full-time. If you tick the Current position box, or give an end date beyond November, the calculation uses November as the end date because this is when applications close.
All the long questions have character counts (not word counts) and the website counts all characters including spaces.
When answering this question, applicants sometimes describe their articles as "in press" when this is not the case. "In press" should only be used to described articles that have been submitted to a journal and peer reviewed and accepted for publication and are only waiting either for the next edition of the journal or waiting to be published on the journal website.
You can list all appropriate/relevant dissemination in this question but please ensure you give sufficient details about the method of dissemination and, if the item you have produced has not been published yet, give accurate information about its progress in the publication process.
Yes, click Download Application in the left-hand menu. This will download your application as a pdf file which you can use to check your answers at any stage.
This question only applies to those who are willing and able to fund themselves, and are therefore more likely to be international applicants and less likely to be knowledgeable about the role of a clinical psychologist in the UK. If you have answered "no" to the question about providing your own funding then you do not need to answer the question about the role of the clinical psychologist.
The first screen you see when you login gives you an overview of your application at any stage. You can also get to this screen by clicking Process in the menu across the top of any screen. This gives you the current status of your application, including a list of which sections are classed as complete. A tick means that you have answered all the mandatory questions in that section. It does not mean that the answers have been checked for you.
If all the sections of your application are complete a Submit button will be on the first screen you see when you login, in the middle of the screen near the top.
If you do not have a Submit button on this screen before the closing date then part of your application is incomplete. Please check the list to see which ticks are missing then complete the relevant sections.
Please see the Submit Your Application page for more information on the screens you will see as you submit your application.
Your payment is usually matched with your application within 7 days, so please check again in a week's time. If the payment cannot easily be matched eg if you have used different contact details to those on your application, the matching process may take longer to complete. Please see the Submit Your Application section for more details about processing fees.