PhD Professional Practice: Psychological Perspectives

Year of entry

Applications for September 2020 start for this course are now closed.

Our PhD in Professional Practice: Psychological Perspectives is structured so as to enable an individualised programme of study and research for each candidate, based around a specific chosen theme within their area of professional practice. 

The programme is suitable for a wide range of people including:

  • Professionals working in the private, public or voluntary sectors.
  • Managers of services.
  • Graduates of related disciplines (e.g. nursing, psychology, social sciences, social work, occupational therapy).
  • Clinical and non-clinical mental health practitioners (e.g. nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, clinical psychologists, psychological well-being practitioners, counsellors, CBT therapists, mental health workers).
  • Policy makers and commissioners.

Fees

2020/21 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time  N/A N/A
Part-time Years 1 & 2: £4,500 per year
Years 3 - 5: £2,500 per year
N/A 

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIs the cost Included in the tuition fee?Is the cost an additional cost to students?
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) The costs of Field trips are not included in the Tuition fee unless the trip is a compulsory element of the module. Yes, unless the Field trip is a compulsory element of the module.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

Purchase of own text books

No – students are expected to purchase their own text books. Yes – students are expected to purchase their own text books.

Data & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.

Occupational Health Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.
Professional Body registration No - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable. Yes - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable.
Travel to other sites No – students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information. Yes - students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information.
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages. Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course are included in the Tuition Fee. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages. Students must pay for additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course, or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages.
Library fees and fines Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student. Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student.
Printing and photocopying A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student. A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student.
Social events The tuition fee does not include the cost of any social events, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, the costs of social events are an additional cost payable by the student unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies IThe cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests. The cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests.

 

The programme requires the completion of a range of pieces of work linked to the chosen theme but focussing on different facets of the area and demonstrating a range of acquired skills and competencies. 

The five elements of the PhD portfolio are chosen to both advance understanding and develop new skills, and be flexible enough to incorporate a broad range of topics.

Each candidate will have an agreed learning plan detailing the theme of study and how each of the elements of the portfolio will contribute to understanding and practice development. For more information read about the Professional Practice portfolio.

If English is not your first language and your university qualifications were not taught and examined in English, you need to submit evidence of your ability in English language with your application. This should be an IELTS or TOEFL test if possible.

The minimum scores needed are: 7.0 for IELTS with no element below 6.5.

More information on this can be found at www.ielts.org/uk.

Applications for September 2020 start for this course are now closed.

For further information, and a more detailed breakdown of this course, please visit our programme web pages at the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology.

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UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 5 years and 6 months part-time

Entry requirements

  • Candidates will be required to demonstrate the potential to study at postgraduate level. Evidence usually includes a good first degree, 1st or 2.1 classification or equivalent. A relevant Master's Degree would strengthen the application.

    If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0.

Location

School

  • Not applicable

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