Taught course

Counselling Psychology

Glasgow Caledonian University · Department of Life Sciences
PsychD by taughtMSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in psychology recognised by the BPS as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). They must also demonstrate experience in a caring role and personal maturity.

Months of entry


Course content

The D.Psych in Counselling Psychology is aimed at graduate psychologists wishing to enhance their applied skills in the area of counselling and applied psychological practice. The programme offers clinical training in both humanistic (person-centred) and cognitive-behavioural approaches to psychological practice and situates these within a range of clinical contexts.

Students undertake skills development throughout their studies and a clinical placement each year. They also undergo substantial personal and professional development work to enable them to manage the demands of working with complex client groups, as well as completing substantial doctoral research study in the field of psychological well-being.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Students receiving this award are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a Counselling Psychologist.

The programme is also accredited by the British Psychological Society. Students receiving the D.Psych in Counselling Psychology are eligible to apply for Chartership as a Counselling Psychologist.

Information for international students

IELTS level 7 (with no element below 5.5) or above Scholarships of £1000 are available.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university

Qualification and course duration

PsychD by taught

full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630