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MA Counselling and Psychotherapy

MA Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Psychotherapy Counselling Skills (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview

Interested in listening to and supporting people? Does the world of the psyche intrigue you? - You can make an immense impact on the lives of others by becoming a counsellor or psychotherapist.

Our 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.

Course summary

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.

We make use of many assessment types which may include live peer/client session recordings and evaluations, portfolio, essay, oral presentation, poster presentation, chapter/article critique and dissertation. In the first semester you will attend a weekend residential which focuses on your personal and professional development, and you will also be expected to have 10 hours of your own personal therapy.

Modules

Theory and Practice 1 - Core
Personal and Professional Development 1 - Core
Theory and Practice 2 - Core
Understanding Therapeutic Diversity - Core
Personal and Professional Development 2 - Core
Attachment and Adversity - Core
Undertaking and Presenting Research - Core
Research Methods - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,785

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course, please contact the Enquiry Centre for further details. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) may be considered for relevant prior learning at the same academic level.