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British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is offering two bursaries for PhD study commencing October 2018 at any UK university. Applicants are invited to submit research proposals in one of two areas:

  • The Evidence Base for Humanistic Therapies
  • Counselling in Care Homes

Applicants should: be educated to Masters level in a relevant discipline or have equivalent research experience that demonstrates readiness for engagement in a doctorate; have a good record of educational achievement in relevant disciplines and; have had sufficient research training to provide the appropriate foundation for doctoral research engagement.

Applications will include a project rationale, proposed methodology or methodologies, outline of the potential impact of the proposed project as well as information on the proposed doctoral supervisors, including any evidence that the proposed supervisors would be willing/able to take the applicant on as a doctoral student.

The BACP doctoral bursaries are for students enrolled on PhD research-only programmes. Professional doctorate programmes in the areas of counselling, psychotherapy or counselling or clinical psychology are not eligible.

Please see Further Particulars for more information on the application process as well as where to find the two research project briefs.

Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of the studentship.

For pre-submission enquiries, prospective applicants may write in the first instance to Dr Amy Clarke,

Application forms are available from

Completed application forms and Research Proposal must be sent to

Closing date: Noon on 30th April 2018
Interview date for short-listed candidates: 22nd and 23rd May 2018

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