Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

The course is made up 2 modules and accredited by the association of family therapy (AFT),: each module can be studied alone as part of continued professional development, or they can be combined as students work towards their full training to become a qualified systemic (family) psychotherapist.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree; candidates who do not possess a 1st degree but who have attained an academic or professional qualification approved by the Senate (or a committee acting on its behalf) as equivalent to breadth; in addition students should have: a relevant professional training or equivalent (these may include nursing, psychology, teaching, counselling, and other health qualifications such as physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy.); (for year 1) an opportunity to apply systemic ideas to the current work setting; (for year 2) the opportunity to complete at least 60 hours of systemic practice in the twelve months leading to the end of the course; (for year 2) the successful completion of year 1 within the last 5 years (either with ARU or elsewhere), or to have had training in systemic ideas (eg during psychology training courses). If English is not the 1st language students are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Modules include: An introduction to working systemically with individuals, couples and families; further developments in systemic practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on case and paper presentations to peers, a reflective portfolio, a case study and a presentation to peers on a systemic concept of choice and its application to practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 1,150 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Newtown Centre, Huntingdon Huntingdon PE29 3RJ East of England

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University Applicant Enquiries Team
Telephone number: 
0845 271 3333