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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The programme offers advanced academic study of counselling and related practices. It aims to foster the development of critical reflection on the field by professionally qualified practitioners.

It complements professional training in counselling by providing students from a range of backgrounds with critical perspectives on counselling and related practices.

This programme firmly locates the practice of counselling within the field of social science enquiry. Its distinctive features include close links with professional training in counselling and with social science research concerned with counselling and society.

It includes the professionally validated Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies, three other substantive taught courses and a dissertation based on empirical research.

This MSc is not a full professional training in counselling. The latter is offered through the Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue), two years full-time, or the Master of Counselling, four years part-time.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MSc Counselling Studies use the degree in a variety of ways. For some it opens up employment opportunities in a range of fields, including education, policy, research and development on health and illness, emotional health and wellbeing, and counselling, often in combination with first degrees or other professional training.

The degree also enhances the career prospects of professionally qualified counsellors and practitioners. Many graduates use the MSc as a foundation for undertaking further specialist therapeutic training in the UK or abroad.

Modules

The aim of this course is to develop understandings of self, and introduce the idea that the self can be understood in the context of both present and past relationships with others and in relation to wider society. The person-centred approach and psychodynamic perspectives on the self and relationships with others will be critically examined.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

25,300

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, or a UK 2:2 honours degree with a strong personal statement, relevant experience and/or references confirming your aptitude to study at postgraduate level.

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