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MA - Master of Arts
Counselling Skills (General)
Through a blend of online delivery and on-campus teaching, the MA Advanced Counselling Theory and Research offers a unique non-practice Masters qualification for individuals with an already existing practice qualification or who wish to pursue a theory-based Masters.
The MA in Advanced Counselling Theory and Research will provide you with a critical understanding of the role of research and theory in understanding and improving mental health and supporting human flourishing. A strong focus of this programme is the development of a range of independent research skills and critical awareness of related ethical issues within the field of counselling.
Why choose this course
This MA has been designed to develop your higher level knowledge of cutting edge counselling theory alongside applied research skills.
Exploring contemporary developments in counselling, ethical and professional debates, and advanced research methods, this course is designed so that you can shape your learning to best benefit you. There are a core set of compulsory modules and then a choice of two additional optional modules.
The MA in Advanced Counselling Theory & Research will provide you with a critical understanding of the role of research and theory in understanding and improving mental health and supporting human flourishing. A strong focus of this programme is the development of a range of independent research skills and critical awareness of related ethical issues within the field of counselling.
The programme is taught by accredited counsellors and research active staff, with expertise in counselling, understanding human behaviour, and advanced research methods within the counselling and psychology field.
This programme is not a practice or skills-based programme. It is designed for those already qualified as counsellors to engage in professional development and research, or for those wishing to pursue an academic career in the area.
Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
This programme is open to individuals with a background in counselling. Entry criteria is normally a 2.1 honours degree, but we may consider a good 2.2 honours degree (with a strong research dissertation). Whilst we may consider applications from those with a background in a closely related area, due to the nature of this programme this would depend upon an assessment of academic writing and psychological research skills.