Doctorate of Psychological Guidance


Psychosocial counseling is one of the areas that has developed rapidly in recent years. The holistic approach to counseling has taken a big role, as the psychological and social sciences are integrated in this field. Today, the most developed countries in the world are the countries that possess an advanced psychological and social counseling system that guarantees a stable and positive psychological and social life for its citizens.

The field of psychological and social counseling today is one of the areas that provide great services to modern societies, where complex lives, work pressures, difficulties of integration into new environments, problems of education, family and school students, and where people in other societies suffer from the scourge of wars and disasters.

To meet these needs, we have designed a doctoral program in psychological and social counseling to meet all the demands and needs of psychological and social counseling in the modern world. Therefore, the areas of the program are broad as they include: family psychological counseling, psychological and social counseling for people with special needs and the outstanding, for vulnerable groups in society, for students with low academic achievement, and issues of psychological and social counseling in schools and educational institutions. The program also includes research aimed at raising the efficiency of workers in various social and educational fields, and workers in the field of care and psychological support.

BARVQ has accredited a number of specialized doctors with long experience in postgraduate studies in the field of psychological and social counseling, in order to supervise doctoral students

Course Aims

  • Throw direct orientation & supervision by his/her supervisor professor, student will be able to :
    • Delve deeper into the field of psychological and social guidance and various specialties, and to gain experience in this field.
    • Delve into of modern theories in the field of psychological and social guidance.
    • Carry out scientific and statistical research.
    • Gain recent experiences in the field of psychological and social counselling.
    • Gain skills to lead psychosocial and counselling teams in various social institutions.

    Planning the creation of psychosocial and counselling programmes for specific groups.

Course Card information

  • course code:PSG-PHD/36
  • Name and level of final award :Doctorate / psychosocial guidance
  • Awarding body/institution :BARVQ
  • Status of awarding body/institution :Recognized Body
  • Location of delivery :Brussels – Belgium
  • Language of delivery and assessment :English- Arabic
  • Duration :24 months Full time
    (Regularity) through blended learning.
  • QAA subject benchmarking group(s) :Psychology
  • EQF Degree:8

program Structure:

  • The period of study for the doctoral degree is two academic years, during which the student prepares his doctoral research under the supervision of a specialized professor.
  • The student conducts a seminar every six months and publishes scientific research in a scientific journal
  Mandatory Tasks  






      Dissertation part (1) – first seminar – research 1 Core 30
Dissertation part (2) – second  seminar – research 2 Core 30
Dissertation part (3) – third  seminar – research 3 Core 30
Dissertation part (4) – forth seminar – research 4 Core 30
Dissertation defense Core 120

Student will be able to:

  • Apply best practices in professional and ethical conduct, and use of related equipment, technology and software
  • Evaluate critical information and claims related to the factors affecting the well-being of individuals and groups in society, and the methods used to alleviate human life problems
  • Apply analytical methods and procedures appropriate to answering questions in applied psychology
  • Perform independent research in various areas of applied psychology and reliably access and retrieve information
  • Application of psychology methods and procedures, with special reference to cognitive behavioral therapy and applied behavior analysis, to enhance human well-being.

Award requirements

  • Doctorate / Psychological guidance
  • You should have an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognized university or higher education institute.
  • Mature applicants without an undergraduate degree but with relevant business experience are encouraged to apply, subject to interview.
  • Applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree
  • Through blended learning. System focusing on direct supervision by supervisor .
  • Related job fields to explore
  • Conducting scientific research in the field of psychological and social counseling.
  • Work in the field of psychological and social counseling.
  • Work and planning in the field of providing psychological and social support.
  • Working with humanitarian organizations in the field of psychological and social counseling.
  • Teaching in educational and university institutions.
  • Establishing psychological and social counseling programs for different groups.
  • Managing institutions that provide psychological and social counseling.

You will need to submit:

  • ID – this could be a national ID, your passport or driver’s license….
  • Current CV.
  • A written reference letter of reference submitted on a master sheet from a principal, supervisor, teacher, or teacher.
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts or a certificate letter of previous qualifications.

A certified copy of the transcript.

  • For this course you will need at least one of the following:
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each module)*
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based)
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass
  • London Tests of English: we accept level 4 for postgraduate courses
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C
  • ASE Proficiency: Pass