The MA in Counselling provides a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of the person-centred approach. You will also receive training in academic research techniques and have the opportunity to produce an extended piece of research on an area of personal interest.
The course begins annually in September.
Year 1 of the course runs from September to June. The first and last weeks of the course are spent in intensive full-time training over five-day periods. The pattern for the remaining 30 weeks of the course will be the equivalent of three days a week in full-time training with two days devoted to counselling placement, individual supervision and personal study.
Year 2 of the course also runs from September to June. The year will start with three two-day sessions. Thereafter, while carrying out an individual research project and writing the dissertation, you will meet regularly with an academic supervisor.
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Applicants will normally be expected to be graduates (of any discipline), but those with other professional qualifications or who can demonstrate appropriate academic skills will be considered. More importantly, applicants will be expected to have undertaken previous counselling or counselling skills training.
Applicants from the UK should have undertaken or be in the process of undertaking a Certificate in Counselling Skills, ideally in the person-centre approach, and overseas applicants should be able to demonstrate significant experience in a helping role.
Applicants applying for the second year of the MA in Counselling (dissertation only) are expected to have the equivalent of the PG Diploma in Counselling. Applicants without an equivalent qualification will need to study the PG Diploma in Counselling for the first year of the MA programme.
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Last updated August 1, 2016