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MA Counselling

Course Description


A thorough grounding in the theory and practice of the person-centred approach to counselling. Receive training in academic research techniques with an opportunity to produce an extended piece of research on an area of personal interest.


During Year 1, the first and last weeks of the course are spent in intensive full-time training. The pattern for the remaining 30 weeks of the course will be 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 will start with three two-day sessions and include an individual research project and dissertation, where you will meet regularly with an academic supervisor.


The School of Education and Lifelong Learning is one of the UK's leading centres for research and teaching in education, offering a distinctive range of programmes at Postgraduate level. The School is nationally and internationally recognised for its work in educational innovation and social change, literacy and development and mathematics education. Where possible, colleagues from the UEA Literacy and Development Group also contribute to MA sessions. Students are encouraged to attend the public seminar series on Education and Development and informal reading groups.


A high proportion of Masters graduates from this course occupy senior posts in schools, universities and ministries all over the world. UEA also provides a professional Careers Centre and School Academic Careers Adviser.

Visit the MA Counselling page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

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School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of Education and Lifelong Learning as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of Education and Lifelong Learning, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships


A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.

Application Procedure

For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants normally expected to be graduates (of any discipline), but other professional qualifications or demonstrable appropriate academic skills will be considered. Applicants will be expected to have undertaken previous counselling or counselling skills training.

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