DCounsPsych Counselling Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
Professional Doctorate (DCounsPsych)
3 years
Entry requirements

Bachelors degree in Psychology (minimum 2:1 or international equivalent). Candidates with a lower classification also require a master's-level qualification (minimum B in dissertation).

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Programme overview

  • Counselling psychology trainees at Manchester are supported to develop professionally and personally as skilled therapeutic practitioners; and as researchers, writers, and critical thinkers. 
  • Learn with research-active experts in the fields of counselling, counselling psychology, psychotherapy, applied psychology, and education. 
  • The Counselling Psychology programme at Manchester is known for its emphasis on social justice. We explicitly position relational, social, and political issues as relevant to the discipline of counselling psychology. 
  • Become part of a small, close-knit cohort where you'll be closely supported throughout your training.

Open days

The programme-specific open evening will be held on Monday, 6 December 2021¿at 5pm on Zoom. 

Please contact pgr-seed-admissions@manchester.ac.uk for further information and the Zoom link.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £8,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Your fees will cover the cost of your study at the University, as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation (excluding graduation robe hire).

Payment of tuition fees will also entitle you to membership of The University of Manchester library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.


We receive money from a range of sources to help you fund your research and have a range of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend.

Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the end of January for¿programmes starting the following September.

If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.

Successful applicants who are offered places after the February round of interviews will be considered for our  SEED scholarship .

Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our  database search tool .

Contact details

School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Christopher Kitchen
See: The School .

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