Doctorate On Campus


Dublin City University

48 months
14000 EUR/year
7002 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Psychotherapy program of the Dublin City University is a level 10 NFQ (240 credit) programme, delivered as a four-year part-time programme.


Years one and two of the Psychotherapy program of the Dublin City University comprise taught modules that critically reflect on theories, practices and philosophies of psychotherapy, develop psychotherapy supervision knowledge/ practice and advance understanding of research methodologies and skills.Candidates may apply to exit the programme with an MA in Psychotherapeutic Studies on successful completion of years one and two of the Doctorate in Psychotherapy programme.Years three and four of the programme involve completion of a research project and thesis.

This programme builds upon candidates current psychotherapy knowledge,competencies and skills to enable the development of an inquiry-based attitude to practice and will inform the implementation of research projects that advance the boundaries of psychotherapy knowledge and locates participants as an authority in their chosen area or field of interest. Participants in the Doctorate programme will exit with the knowledge and ability to work as senior psychotherapists and researchers.


As senior practitioners, you will have the capacity to make, implement or challenge practice decisions based on outcome research and subjective clinical experience. You will have a unique and in-depth portfolio of transferable competencies to advance the field of psychotherapy practice, education, training and research and the expertise, breadth and depth of specialist skills to initiate, self-direct and evaluate practice based research project. This skills set will make candidates desirable in advanced practice, research and teaching settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Research Skills in Psychotherapy 
  • Professional Practice Portfolio
  • Philosophy & Psychotherapy
  • Critical Issues in Psychotherapy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must:

  • hold a primary degree or equivalent in a relevant area, such as in the humanities, health or education;
  • hold a Masters in Psychotherapy or equivalent; 
  • have a minimum of 2 years post-training psychotherapy practice experience working with a broad range of psychological problems;
  • be personally suitable to undertake an advanced taught programme (e.g. motivated, reflective);
  • demonstrate evidence that they can undertake a research project at doctoral level;
  • successfully undertake a selection interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7002 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7002 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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