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Counselling and Psychotherapy MA

Counselling and Psychotherapy MA

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General) Psychotherapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy course adheres to the training requirements of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is designed to challenge you personally and professionally. You will combine your caring character with the academic knowledge and practical skills you need to competently and compassionately help people explore their difficulties, express their feelings and work towards deeper self-awareness and understanding. And, the minute you graduate, you will be eligible to practise as a therapist in a private practice, in the NHS, charitable organisations or in schools and colleges. Whether you are looking for a complete change of career or want to learn advanced practitioner skills to enhance your current career, our expert tutors will personally guide and support you. We have designed our course to be highly self-reflective what that means are you will go on your own unique and personal journey to discover more about you.

You will be supported to explore the impact of your own pain/trauma on your capacity to work with others as they explore and experience theirs. This can be a challenging but, often, transformative experience. Our aim is to see you become an ethically competent practitioner who can positively transform the lives of clients and alleviate their personal distress in both a professional and reflective way. Your qualification will help gain work in a variety of settings including schools, the NHS and voluntary agencies. The skills you learn will be useful in a wide variety of work outside of therapy, with the research techniques you gain preparing you for a higher level course (e.g. PhD) should you be interested.

We adopt a person-centred concept at the core of our course, but also provide opportunity to learn about and critically evaluate other approaches such as CBT, solution-focused and systemic ways of working. Though the focus is on adults, you will also be introduced to working with couples, children and families. Emphasis is placed on developing research skills and your understanding of evidence-based practice. During the course you will need to do 100 supervised counselling practice hours. You will be expected to make arrangements for your own placement, but will be offered support from the counselling team. We maintain a database of counselling placement opportunities.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

Personal and Professional Development 1 (20 Credits) - Core
Theory and Practice 2 (20 Credits) - Core
Theory and Practice 1 (20 Credits) - Core
Personal and Professional Development 2 (20 Credits) - Core
Understanding Therapeutic Diversity (20 Credits) - Core
Attachment and Adversity (20 Credits) - Core
Undertaking and Presenting Research (40 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Full time fee is £7,650. Part-time fees are pro-rata of full-time fees. The fee for subsequent years will be the pro rata equivalent of the fee that is set for that year.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Full time fee is £12,000. Part-time fees are pro-rata of full-time fees. The fee for subsequent years will be the pro rata equivalent of the fee that is set for that year.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 1st or 2nd class honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) procedures.