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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychosexual / Sexual Counselling Counselling Skills (General) Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

On our Psychosexual Therapy course you’ll work to complete your College of Sexual Relationships (COSRT) accreditation and gain valuable work experience within an NHS setting.

Our course takes a bio-psycho-social approach to the field of Psychosexual Medicine.

You’ll be introduced to basic sexual and relationship theory and undertake three theoretical modules. Plus, you’ll undertake a year-long placement followed by a robust piece of empirical research and potentially complete the required number of hours for COSRT Psychotherapist Accreditation.

Why study with us

  • If you complete this course, gain COSRT accreditation and meet UKCP’s further requirements, you may be eligible for UKCP registration.
  • Our programme is currently the most northern located psychosexual course available within the UK.
  • Learn from practitioners who have a wealth of psychosexual experience between them.

Future careers

Our graduates have advanced to become medical consultants within the NHS, general practitioners, specialist nurse practitioners and nurse consultants, consultant psychosexual therapists and teachers.


You will study multidisciplinary research bases in psychosexual and relationship therapy. The module introduces the anatomy and physiology of the human sexual response cycle, counselling techniques, psychotherapeutic approaches, and the approaches relevant to the management of sexual and relationship dysfunction.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£1050 per 20 credits

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Applicants must have graduate status and will come from fields with a relevance to psychosexual practice. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience. A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application. All applicants will be interviewed and may need to complete the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills prior to entry.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more