Taught course

Doctorate in Psychotherapy

Dublin City University · Faculty Of Science and Health
PhD by taught

Entry requirements

Applicants who are applying on the basis of equivalence may be considered for admission to the course at the recommendation of the Programme Admissions Panel pending approval by the RPL Board (recognition of prior learning).

Please note: equivalence will only be considered on one academic requirement therefore applicants must have successfully undertaken academic study at level 7 or above.

Please see our website for all information.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will build upon professionals' current competencies and skills. It will stimulate an inquiry-based attitude to practice that increases their capacity to respond to clients at an implicit emotional and relational level. The development of an inquiry based attitude will also inform the implementation of a research project that advances the boundaries of knowledge and positions you as an authority in their chosen area of interest.

Students will exit with the knowledge and ability to work as senior psychotherapists and researchers.

Information for international students

Apply online via the PAC website. Applicants who require a study visa for the purpose of gaining entry to Ireland are advised to apply as soon as possible.

When applying for this programme, please use course code DCD13.

Fees and funding

International students
Please see our website.

Qualification and course duration

PhD by taught

part time
48 months

Course contact details

Rosaleen McElvaney