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Counselling Psychology, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This programme provides professional training that leads to eligibility for registration as a counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Overview

This programme has recently been updated and re-validated to incorporate new BPS standards. It is at the leading edge of international developments in counselling psychology practice, research and theory; and brings together contemporary understandings from person-centred psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural models of therapy. There is a strong emphasis on your identity and employability as a practitioner psychologist, including skills in assessment and formulation, leadership, service evaluation, psychological testing, qualitative and quantitative research methods.

The course is based on a pluralistic relational philosophy that values diversity, and promotes individual empowerment and social change. This means that we respect and value a wide range of approaches to psychological intervention and research, view relationships as central to wellbeing, and seek to enable trainees to make a positive difference both at an individual and social level through their clinical and research work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice and Development
  • Person-centred and Experiential Theory and Practice
  • Inclusion Ethics and Social Justice
  • Assessment Formulation and Clinical Presentations
  • Research in Counselling Psychology
  • Advanced Practice and Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    89

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General Requirements

  • All candidates must have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS, a 2:1 or above in psychology or equivalent, experience in an emotionally demanding helping role and basic training in counselling skills. International applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS of at least 7 with no element below 6.5 or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13520 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8296 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8296 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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