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Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice MA

Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice MA

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Online | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 3 years | OCT

Study mode

Online

Duration

3 years

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General) Psychotherapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Master's in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice is suitable for counsellors and psychotherapists who have completed a recognised counselling or psychotherapy training qualification, and who are working or who have worked professionally as a counsellor or psychotherapist.

On successful completion of the programme, you'll not only be well-versed in counselling and psychotherapy research and your chosen subject area, you'll also have gained an academic degree to complement your existing professional qualification.

Overview

Our Master's in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice gives students an academic qualification alongside their professional counselling training. You can gain a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or Master’s Award (180 credits) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. This is beneficial when applying for work, (the qualification is nationally and internationally recognised).

The aims of the programme are to recognise and enhance understanding of good professional practice and deepen theoretical knowledge, to engage in evidence–based practice and research, and to enhance skills of reflection and reflexivity and develop self-awareness to support Continued Professional Development.

Career development

The programme will give practising counsellors and psychotherapists an academic, University-based higher degree qualification to complement their professional qualification.

Modules

Reflecting on Clinical Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Research and the Professional Part 2 (15 Credits)
Research and the Professional Part 1 (15 Credits)
Research Methods in Social Science (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£2,529

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

This programme is suitable for counsellors and psychotherapists who have completed a recognised counselling or psychotherapy training qualification. Applicants should also be working, or have previously worked, professionally as a counsellor or psychotherapist. To qualify for entry, applicants must meet the following requirements: Must be a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist with a recognised training qualficiation; need to be qualified to at least Level 4 Diploma; have completed at least 100 clinical placement hours. If you have completed a recognised counselling qualification or you have evidence of relevant academic study at Level 7 within the last five years, you may be able to apply for Accredited Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L). We’re looking for students with an enquiring approach to music. You’ll be interested in developing your practice and exploring the many contexts in which it is situated. We support work in a wide range of styles and genres, while maintaining an experimental and exploratory approach. Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We're generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent. Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

University information

Bath Spa University is a great choice for those seeking to combine high quality tuition with a unique lived experience. The university has a 150 year heritage of delivering outstanding higher education, and is based in the magnificent World Heritage city of Bath, where students experience ancient Roman heritage alongside Georgian elegance and contemporary city living. The university’s specialist facilities include brand new buildings,...more