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MSc Counselling

Course Description

This is a one year course which can be taken on a full-time or part-time route. The course integrates counselling theory, skills and personal development. Alongside the traditional research component of the Masters programme, students will study the following modules:

Psychodynamic Counselling Skills
Humanistic Counselling Skills
Professional Practice Issues in Counselling
Relational Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice
Conceptual and Historical Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Qualitative Methods
Research Dissertation
Personal and Professional Development

[Special Features]
The core academic staff are Chartered Counselling Psychologists who in addition to their academic practice have much experience working in diverse clinical settings with a range of client groups. Teaching methods are participatory and include experiential group work, role-play, traditional lectures and personal tutorials.

In addition to receiving an MSc Counselling award, students will also receive a separate Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills award. It is also possible to take the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills as a stand-alone qualification. (This is available on a full time basis only.) The certificate comprises three modules: Psychodynamic Counselling Skills, Humanistic Counselling Skills and Professional Practice Issues in Counselling.

Visit the MSc Counselling page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will normally have a Min 2:2 UK Honours Degree (or international equivalent), (second class or above), or a postgraduate diploma, or degree-equivalent professional qualification. You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Experience in a helping or care role is desirable but not essential. Applications will be assessed on an individual basis.

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