The Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degree is a three-year (full-time) program of coursework, clinical placements (1500 hours) and a research thesis (approx. 30,000 words). This degree is designed for those who wish to gain a more advanced training in clinical psychology than that available via the Masters program. The DPsych program emphasises the scientist/practitioner model of clinical psychology training. It does this by closely integrating research and practice and provides both extra professional clinical training and strong training in research skills via the increased research component. Graduates will have all the opportunities available to them that a Masters graduate would, with the advantage of advanced clinical and research training.