Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology


    About This Professional Doctorate

    Course Description

    Professional doctorates are structured doctoral programmes with taught elements that address aspects of theory, practice and research. They are equivalent in time, intellectual demand and academic outcomes to those of a traditional PhD.

    Professional Doctorate students make a contribution to both theory and practice in their field, and develop professional practice by making a contribution to (professional) knowledge primarily through advanced supervised research written up as a thesis.

    Professional Doctorate courses:

    • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
    • Professional Doctorate in Health & Wellbeing 
    • Professional Doctorate In Educational Enquiry (EdD)

    The Professional Doctorate courses are currently in the process of revalidation and are closed for entry however if you are interested in applying for 2021/22 admission please email  with your course preference and contact details (email and telephone number) and we will send you an email notification once the links are open for you to apply. Thank you for your patience.

    Life as a research student

    You’ll have all of the benefits of being part of the University of Wolverhampton. You’ll have the option to stay in our student accommodation, you can join all of the Students Union sports clubs and societies and you’ll have access to the same student services. As well as this, you will be part of the Doctoral College, and be able to take advantage of our excellent Research Skills Development Programme.

    Studying for a research degree is an intensive and demanding commitment; that is why, across the university, considerable practical and academic support is offered to all research students. During your studies you will be supported by a supervisory team who will guide you in the development of your project. They will offer advice and encouragement at every stage, helping you to develop increasing independence as you gain knowledge of your field. 

    Don't take our word for it, meet some of our current research students and see what they have to say about studying at Wolverhampton.


    Visit the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology page on the University of Wolverhampton website for more details!

    Entry Requirements



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