Research course

Doctor of Psychological Therapies

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

Students will be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability for the Doctor of Psychological Therapies (D.PsychTherapies) course. Two references and a DBS must be in place before a formal offer can be made after the interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The innovative approach of our Doctor of Professional Studies in Psychological Therapies (DProf) aims to bring together psychological theory with evidence-based practice for practitioners who want to further their careers in mental health services.

The DProf encourages you to draw upon your existing knowledge and previous experiences in order to develop theory and practice links. This help with your development as a ‘scientist practitioner’.

Provided you have studied a related undergraduate degree (for example, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, medical studies, or sociology), you do not need to have a British Psychological Society-accredited Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree to apply for this course.

To achieve your DProf, you will need to complete the following:

  • 500 hours of teaching relating to psychological health and wellbeing, therapeutic and clinical skills and interventions
  • 120 hours of supervised therapeutic practice (supervised externally at a ratio of 6:1 hours)
  • Successful completion of a 180-credit Master of Science (MSc) degree and a 360-credit DProf, leading to 540 credits over three years
  • The completion of a three-chapter thesis, which follows a set structure

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0161 247 6969