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Clinical Counselling MA

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Our Clinical Counselling course builds on the University’s reputation of offering quality professional training in counselling for several years.

Course overview

The complexities of modern life present many situations in which counselling can be valuable. Our Master’s course provides professional education for developing qualities in relationship with others, enabling individuals to discover their own resources for a more creative, optimistic, and autonomous way of being that is key to counselling.

Job prospects

On successful completion of the course, students can join the register of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and once they have successfully completed 450 client hours, they can become accredited members of the professional body. The course does contribute to them becoming professional counsellors working in such fields as the NHS, charities, mental health/support workers, teaching or private practice.


This module covers the following topics: Examining practitioner research; Research paradigms and philosophical research issues; Analysing and evaluating research studies and data collection; Critical appraisal of research methodologies; Methodological and ethical research issues; Research design, data collection and analysis; Design, plan and execute a small research project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

2022/23 Home fee per 20 credit module is £850. Where a taught programme is studied part-time (PT), the fees payable each year will depend on the number of modules studied during that year.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

2022/23 tuition fee (per year) £13,450 and it is a guide for part time students.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be expected to have the following a 2:2 honours degree, professional qualification or equivalent and a minimum intermediate counselling qualification at Level 2, within a 5-year framework, is mandatory. Applicants must apply for an Occupational Health check.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more