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Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Develop your theoretical understanding, hone your practical skills and achieve a higher level of personal awareness and resilience by studying counselling at a postgraduate level. This MSc equips you with the skills you need to offer emotional support for people experiencing problems in their lives.

Join the only Masters programme in the UK to provide comprehensive training in the pluralistic framework for counselling and psychotherapy integration. This means you’ll absorb a wide range of theories and interventions, learning how best to adapt your approach to the needs of your clients.

We enjoy a rich tradition of providing training in counselling and counselling skills. Our teaching staff are highly respected leaders in their field, and you’ll be joining a vibrant community of practitioners and past and current students.

Abertay has a strong research orientation, and the Tayside Centre for Counselling (TCC) is based on campus. There are opportunities for you to be involved in projects that are influencing and developing the role and effectiveness of counselling interventions in modern society.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed by using case-studies, theory essays, literature reviews, practice observations, and reflective accounts, along with reports from supervisors and practice placement. Assessment tasks are integrated into the course and spread through the three years.

Formative assessment is ongoing and the programme team provide feedback on practice skills and activities in class.

Modules

Provides students with core counselling skills, theoretical knowledge and opportunities for personal and professional development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

The Full time fee is £7,700 per year. It is a guide for part time students. The mentioned fee is for Scottish. Total fee for the MSc, charged on a pro rata basis dependent on modules taken. Module fees are on a pro rata basis of 180 credits.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

The Full time fee is £15,000 per year. It is a guide for part time students. Total fee for the MSc, charged on a pro rata basis dependent on modules taken. Module fees are on a pro rata basis of 180 credits.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: An undergraduate degree (2:2 or better in any subject) which may be supplemented with professional experience and evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level; Interest in counselling as a profession or career/personal enhancement; Some experience in helping professionally or voluntarily; One reference - preferably academic, however, professional accepted if out of education for a number of years.