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MSc Counselling and Positive Psychology

MSc Counselling and Positive Psychology

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

18 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General) Psychology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Are you interested in applying positive psychology and positive psychotherapy in practice as a counsellor or psychotherapist? Our dual qualification Master’s in Counselling and Positive Psychology offers you the opportunity to develop core counselling skills, alongside your understanding of the theoretical models of counselling and psychotherapy. We’ll support you to gain the ABC level 4 Diploma in Counselling, and help you prepare to meet the BACP registration requirements.

Course Details

Our MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology takes you on an immersive journey exploring the applications of a relatively new subject area within psychology and its relevance and benefits for counsellors and psychotherapists. Offering two qualifications and support to prepare for professional registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), this career relevant course is designed to take you deep into the concepts, theories and practice of counselling and positive psychology.

With a special focus on the applications of positive psychology and positive psychotherapy for counselling, the course is taught by experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff with an excellent knowledge base. You’ll have the opportunity to practice counselling and psychotherapy skills independently under supervision and guidance. We’ll encourage you to explore and critically debate positive psychology’s new techniques and research, supporting you to evaluate developing theories and applications in positive psychology. Our supportive and passionate team offers expert training in counselling skills, techniques, helping you to conceptualise, design and implement theory in to practice.

Successfully completing the University of Bolton’s MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology can put you in a highly favourable position for seeking employment in relevant helping professions, educational institutions, and for securing a place on a specialist psychology-related higher degree or doctorate programme. You could also become an individual counselling practitioner.

Course Highlights:

  • On successful completion of this course, you’ll be awarded an MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology by the University of Bolton and gain the ABC level 4 Diploma in Counselling.
  • For the duration of the course, our expert team will also support you as you prepare to undertake the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Certificate of Proficiency exam required for registration with this well-respected professional body (fees apply).

Key Features:

  • An enthusiastic, dedicated and supportive teaching team delivers this pioneering programme.
  • The course curriculum gives you the opportunity to deliver counselling and psychotherapy to clients under supervision while you are in your placement.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology focuses on the core counselling skills, counselling theories, and applications of positive psychology and psychotherapy in practice. It looks at the impact of counselling and psychotherapy on a person’s wellbeing and what makes people thrive.

The course is designed to develop your employability skills, including intellectual and thinking skills, problem solving, interpersonal awareness, communication skills, your ability to develop arguments supported by relevant evidence, and team work, IT and data handling skills.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

A Master’s in Counselling and Positive Psychology can be used in a wide variety of job roles within practice, education and training, business, healthcare, charities and government age

Modules

Welcome to supervised counselling practice module. This module aims to provide the opportunity to; gain necessary experience, knowledge and develop core skills to provide counselling and psychotherapy for a range of problems such as stress, depression, trauma, worry, anxiety disorders etc. To explore different counselling and psychotherapy approaches and apply those techniques in practice. Opportunity to increase self awareness, develop skills to become a reflective practitioner, and to learn the benefits of supervised counselling practice and promote the acquisition of Positive Psychotherapy techniques and the understanding of how and when to use these in the counselling and therapeutic practice. In addition to the above, you will also be provided with the opportunity to develop competency working with clients from diverse backgrounds, and adhering to ethical standards and professional boundaries.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £3,600 for the academic year 2021/22.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £12,450 for the academic year 2021/22.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should have an Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree (or higher) in Psychology or a relevant area. If you have a Lower Second Class (2:2) Honours degree in Psychology, then you may be accepted on to the programme. All suitable applicants will be invited to attend an interview and provide proof of one-to-one basis work experience in a helping role.

University information

The University of Bolton has a long history of providing high-quality education in the northwest of England. Founded in 1825, today it offers students a contemporary campus just a short distance from the town centre. Home to 11,000 students, the University of Bolton is ranked number one in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021). Postgraduate study is a challenging, exhilarating and rewarding advancement,...more