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MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy

MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy

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Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

A five year part-time training, leading to a Diploma and MSc degree in Humanistic Psychotherapy and a qualification to practice as a psychotherapist, together with an optional Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.

Due to the popularity of our Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Diploma with BSc (Hons) Degree, and as a result of student feedback, we have decided to offer a further Humanistic training course, namely a Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy, together with an MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy awarded by Middlesex University. As with all of our psychotherapy trainings, the last three years of this five year programme, contribute to the award of an MSc.

Metanoia's Humanistic psychotherapy qualification provides an in-depth training for those planning to take up a career as a psychotherapist. The course takes place over four taught years.

The course includes theoretical input, skills training, personal development and practical experience of working with clients. Students in the third year and above may also opt to take the Metanoia Clinical Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, which is gained via additional study days and a written and oral examination. This counselling diploma provides a path to BACP accreditation.

This course is also accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by Metanoia Institute, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.


The year focuses on the self as practitioner and concentrates in particular, on relational theory, methodology and practice. Relational theory often referred to as a two-person approach will form the framework for exploring the co-created nature of the therapeutic relationship and how best to intervene therapeutically, in what are often complex and challenging transferential and countertransferential relationships.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Humanistic Psychotherapy - MSc YR1 (YR3): £6,600. Humanistic Psychotherapy - MSc YR2 (YR4): £6,600. Humanistic Psychotherapy - MSc YR3 (YR5): £2,860.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Psychotherapy is a postgraduate profession and applicants require either: A degree in psychology or a related discipline (such as sociology, education, theology, philosophy, etc); A non-relevant degree (such as accounting or art, etc) with appropriate training or experience; A qualification in the helping professions (such as psychiatric nursing, nursing, probation, social work, teaching, etc.); A counselling diploma or equivalent qualification; Relevant work and/or life experience. (Students seeking such an exception will need to use the APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) process to establish equivalence once they have been assessed for suitability.