Research course

Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies

University of Chester · Department of Social and Political Science

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Entry requirements

To be eligible for the course, you will need to have an MA or MSc in a counselling/psychotherapy-related discipline (with a grade of 60% or above for the research dissertation), plus practitioner experience in counselling/psychotherapy.

Months of entry


Course content

Our DProf course recognises the achievements of practitioners in the disciplines of counselling and psychotherapy. The DProf facilitates the generation of original knowledge that comes out of experience and practice, and enables a fresh and meaningful contribution to be given to practice-based knowledge and dialogue.

Why study this course with us?

The Division of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and the Centre for Research and Education in Psychological Trauma, contain several nationally and internationally recognised researchers among its staff. They input onto the teaching and supervision of research on this DProf course.

There is a vibrant research community at Chester, consisting of both PhD and DProf research students, who meet regularly together, alongside the research staff, to support each other and stimulate new thinking and research ideas.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DProf
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Social and Political Sciences