This course is designed to enable the student to engage in an intensive and demanding process of shared learning, which aims to prepare the student to become an ethical, professional, and reflective counselling practitioner. The course provides a learning experience that assists the student to develop a research-informed approach to counselling practice, and seeks to integrate theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and self-awareness to enhance the development of therapeutic relationships. In addition to classroom-based learning activities, student undertake a supervised counselling practice placement in an appropriate counselling agency in order to facilitate learning around the application of theory to practice, and to develop competence as a professional counsellor.
Good Honours degree; or relevant professional qualification; 6 months prior experience in a work role that involves the use of counselling skills; 120 hours of introductory training/study of counselling skills, theory and professional issues; interview; criminal records check. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 7.0 (no individual test less than 7.0).
Modules include: conseptual issues in counselling; counselling masters project; counselling settings: diversity of practice; counselling skills and personal development; counselling theory; finding a voice: professional challenge, personal resilience; professional practice in counselling.
Assessment is by coursework, and includes essays, group and individual projects, portfolio development, case studies, a final oral exam/viva and supervisor report.
A limited number of fees-only PSAS places are available to those who meet the eligibility criteria of the Postgraduate Student Allowances Scheme of the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses))||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,100 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 6,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses))||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 5,100 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 5,100 per Whole course (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 11,500 per Whole course (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 6,500 per Whole course (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses))||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 5,100 per Whole course (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Abertay campus||Dundee||DD1 1HG||Scotland|
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