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Therapeutic Counselling, MSc

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Counsellors are essential to the mental wellbeing of a wide range of people in our society. Our therapeutic counselling master's will suit anyone with prior experience in a helping capacity (e.g. social services, nursing or education) who wishes to change career. It can also help you enhance your current professional practice with its insight into the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. You'll be taught by a team of clinical- and research-active experts, who will provide a range of therapeutic counselling techniques derived from Clarkson's integrative model of the therapeutic relationship (2003). You'll also learn to examine and reflect upon counselling theory in relation to contextual and cultural issues. Graduates of this course will fulfil the training needs for British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accreditation.

All students are required to be in a suitable placement throughout the course. You are responsible for arranging your placement with support from course staff.


The aims of this module are: to provide students with a clear theoretical grounding in all of the three principal schools of counselling; to provide students with a theoretical grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies specifically relevant to counselling and psychotherapy; to challenge students to critically evaluate how issues of difference and diversity are understood in counselling theory, practice and research; and to provide students with a level of clinical and theoretical competence whereby they can attain a Readiness to Practise certificate and move from the use of counselling skills to a formal counselling placement.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£2,000 per 30 credits

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

The 2020/21 fees would be £14,000 per year for full time and it’s a guide for part time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have: An honours degree at 2:1 or above; Some knowledge of counselling skills and experience of working with people in a helping capacity.

Department profile

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and training. We aim to transform the lives of students from a wide range of backgrounds by providing an education that enables them to become creative and confident contributors to society and as a faculty we ensure that our students graduate with the...more