3 years
Jan Sep
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Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 45,446
GBP 32,250
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This programme delivers professional academic education combined with experiential training to produce graduates who are competent in delivering evidence-based psychological therapy.

The programme emphasises a reflective practitioner approach, allowing the integration of psychological theory, skills and research alongside a highly developed capacity for self reflection and awareness. The core theoretical philosophy of the doctorate is that of an integrative/relational stance - recognising the primacy of the therapeutic relationship. As such, the course is an integrated programme of study, utilising critical appraisal of psychological theory, practice and research.

Entry Requirements

  • A good honours degree in psychology (this should normally be a 2.1 or above, although applicants with a lower degree classification and other postgraduate qualifications/experience are also considered)
  • Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society
  • Relevant therapeutic/counselling training to at least certificate level or equivalent
  • Some relevant counselling-related experience is also essential, e.g. as an NHS psychology assistant, an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies face to face worker, a support worker, a volunteer in a non-government agency or paid employment as a counsellor
  • An enhanced check for regulated activity (formerly an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check).