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Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies DPsych(Prof)

Entry Requirements

Applications will be considered from candidates who possess:

  1. A first degree and of a standard which indicates their suitability for work at Doctoral level, normally a good upper second or first class Honours degree.
  1. A Master’s degree in psychotherapy or related subject with a research component or equivalent. Applicants are expected to be accredited by UKCP, BACP, BABCP, BPS or other similar national or international counselling, psychotherapy and psychology bodies, which will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  1. Proficiency in reading, writing and spoken English of a standard necessary to support academic study and professional practice at doctoral level. Applicants for whom English is not a first language must possess an English language qualification demonstrating proficiency of an IELTS minimum of 7 with no element below 6.5 or TOEL IBT min 110 with a minimum of 26 in reading and a minimum of 28 in writing speaking and reading.

The selection process aims to ensure that students admitted to the programme are likely to complete it successfully. The DPsych programme places high demands on students’, abilities and personal resources. Therefore, the selection process has to be thorough and rigorous. Applicants who fulfil entry requirements (1), (2) and (3) will be invited to attend an interview.