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MA Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Psychotherapy Counselling Skills (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

The MA Counselling and Psychotherapy top-up course is aimed at students who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy or equivalent professional training. You can also use it to build on previous counselling and therapy qualifications or training, or for an MA degree through independent research. Students take an independent study approach, supported by individual academic supervision and workshops on research methodology. You can also use it to build on previous counselling and therapy qualifications or training, or for an MA degree through independent research. Students take an independent study approach, supported by individual academic supervision and workshops on research methodology.

Your Future Career

In recent years, around half to two-thirds of students leave after completing their Diploma (which is the professional qualification), with the remainder staying on for a final year of MA study. Even if you do not go on to work as a counsellor or psychotherapist, this course is a strong supplement and support for work you may already be doing in health, social care or education.

Completing the course often leads to career progression. Many past students have returned to previous jobs while establishing and developing their own counselling practice as a second strand to their careers. In several cases this has proved successful enough to become their main source of employment. “Many of our graduates become portfolio workers,” says Course Leader, Gordon Jinks. “They leave the course and carry on doing whatever they have been doing, but they also start doing some sessions as counsellors.

Modules

Self, Skills and Theory 1 (Mental Wealth) - Core
Self, Skills and Theory 2 - Core
Integration and Application 1 - Core
Integration and Application 2 - Core
Research Methods 1 - Core
Research Methods 2 - Core

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

A degree with a minimum 2.1 Honours in any discipline. Relevant clinical experience and the ability for self-managed learning and have adequate opportunities to carry out formal client work. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

University information

At UEL, 94% of the university’s research is considered to be of international standard (REF 2014). Plus, £250k is awarded each year for postgraduate scholarships, providing a 50% discount on taught postgraduate tuition fees. The university is based across two campuses in the thriving area of East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park on its doorstep while Docklands campus has its own train station. Together, they offer over £450 million of...more

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