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Course content

In response to the growing demand for psychotherapy treatment in the UK, we offer a course that will give you the in-depth training and knowledge of different therapeutic approaches required to become a professional psychotherapist. If you already hold a postgraduate diploma in counselling or psychotherapy, this top-up course will give you the opportunity to obtain a masters qualification by studying two research modules.

Your course will provide an advanced critical and reflexive understanding of the theory, practice and established methods of professional psychotherapy practice.

You will be introduced to the appropriate methods of research in the field of psychotherapy and use this knowledge to form a research proposal. You will then complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice but related to psychotherapeutic practice. 

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.

Course Benefits

Our course will give you the opportunity to undertake in-depth research in an area of your interest. You'll build on your existing knowledge and experience, and gain an advanced critical and relexive understanding of the theory, practice and established methods of psychotherapy for use in professional practice.

Modules

  • Understanding Social Research & Evaluation
  • Dissertation

Job Prospects

Psychotherapists and counsellors are employed in the NHS, education, social services and private industry, and many professionals in the health sector draw on psychotherapy skills and theory to enhance their primary role. Your course could extend your career options in a range of related counselling and psychotherapy fields, and you could also set up your own private practice.

  • Psychotherapist
  • Counsellor
  • Mental Health Practitioner

Visit the Psychotherapy - MA page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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