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  • Qualification

    DProf - Doctor of Professional Studies

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

Our Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy Studies is designed for experienced psychotherapists or health professionals who wish to contribute to research and the advancement of knowledge and practice in this field.

This programme is only available as an online distance learning course, which provides high quality learning and teaching combined with flexible study.

This innovative online doctoral programme is equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD. We welcome applications from experienced psychotherapists and other health professionals who have an advanced research interest.

The course focuses on your development as a professional and your ability to lead and contribute to research in this field. As such, this award is about career, professional and personal development and expertise.

All learning will take place online. Meetings with your tutor will take place either via video conferencing tools or in person if convenient for you. You’ll engage in interactive discussions and debates in a virtual environment, giving you opportunities to explore and advance your knowledge and engage in critical reflection.

Why study with us

  • This course is delivered entirely online, so you can work flexibly and combine personal development with your everyday professional practice.
  • You’ll be supported and encouraged to communicate your research findings in peer reviewed journals, enabling you to make a contribution to both theory and practice in psychotherapy.

Future Careers

This course has been specially designed to advance your career development as a psychotherapy professional who is engaged in research which will advance knowledge and professional practice within the field. This will lead to associated benefits for your employer, patients, clients and the wider profession.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 118 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    119 57%

    56th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    77th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    86th

    30

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