Doctorate in Clinical Practice (DClinPrac)

Studies in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Programme structure


This is a part time doctorate designed to fit in with qualified practitioners' existing commitments, draw upon their existing clinical practice and provide a framework for continuing professional development.

The course structure consists of:

  • Four residential blocks over the first two years of the programme, which are the only times that attendence at the Exeter University site is essential.
  • Regular faciliated Learning Groups convened across the UK that can also be accessed internationally via Skype or similar video communications platforms.


Advanced Clinical Skills and Critical Appraisal 90
Advanced Theoretical Skills in Clinical Practice 90
Service Related Research Project 60
Major Research Project Proposal 60
Major Clinical Research Project 240
Total credits 540