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DCounsPsych Counselling Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

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

  • Learn from experts who are research active in the fields of counselling, counselling psychology, psychotherapy, applied psychology, and education.
  • Develop your theoretical knowledge, research skills, therapeutic practice skills with an emphasis on personal development.
  • 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 now be held on 16 December 2019, 5-7pm, in the Ellen Wilkinson Building (please note that this event was previously advertised as 2 December).

There is no need to book.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £8,250
    International students (per annum): £19,000

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 variety of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend, including school and departmental studentships and the President's Doctoral Scholar award .

Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of February for programmes starting the following September, and many external funders have earlier application deadlines.

If you are planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you will 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 funding database search tool .

Contact details

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

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