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Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychotherapy Counselling Skills (General) Psychological Counselling

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our long-established postgraduate courses in counselling have offered a unique opportunity to gain in-depth experience of the person-centered-experiential methods applied in counselling and psychotherapy, to Masters level. Our courses have an international reputation and attract students from the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA, China, and India. Person-centered-experiential counselling and psychotherapy is internationally recognised. Evidence suggests it's one of the leading therapeutic approaches to mental health and wellbeing, and it continues to develop important practical applications and theoretical knowledge.

Assessment

Assessment is through summative written assignments and formative assessments which draw on interactions within all the aspects of the course.

Careers

Graduates from our training courses have the potential to move into full-time or part-time positions. However, the more typical pathway is for students to continue within their placements, adding to their client experience.

Most UK employers are looking for client-contact hours greater than the minimum 100 hours gained during training. Many students quickly gain part-time employment in agencies offering telephone counselling and also in employee assistance programmes offering short-term counselling to their employees.

We encourage our graduates to work towards professional accreditation which also affords professional registration and recognition. A therapist requires 450 hours of practice to begin the accreditation process and the majority of counsellors also engage in advanced professional development to broaden their professional profile while working towards accreditation.

Modules

This is semester 1 and 2 module. This class has three main aims: encountering one another and learning to prize personal diversity of experience; developing acceptance and resilience in the fact of difficult processes in self and others; learning how to resolve interpersonal difficulties.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£18,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need first or upper second-class Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification; COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is transforming its learning environment to offer its growing student population a first-class institution experience in which to develop, learn and socialise. Welcoming students from across the globe, the university offers a diverse range of courses. The university is committed to offering students the best possible education. The past few years have seen substantial investment in upgrading and creating new...more