Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Counselling Psychology

This course is aimed at graduate psychologists wishing to enhance their applied skills in the area of counselling and applied psychological practice. The programme offers clinical training in both humanistic (person-centred) and cognitive-behavioural approaches to psychological practice and situates these within a range of clinical contexts.Students undertake skills development throughout their studies and a clinical placement each year. They also undergo substantial personal and professional development work to enable them to manage the demands of working with complex client groups, as well as completing substantial doctoral research study in the field of psychological well-being.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2.1 (or equivalent) that meets BPS standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) personal maturity and demonstrable experience in a helping role. International students whose 1st language is not English will be required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an IELTS test with a score of at least 7.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: Psychotherapeutic competencies and skills; critical enquiry in counselling psychology; advanced research methods and dissertation; and personal and professional development.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on combination of essays, oral presentations, examination, case studies, critical appraisals and research dissertations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DPsych Full-time £ 5,800 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
DPsych Full-time £ 10,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
DPsych Full-time £ 5,800 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 3 years
DPsych Part-time £ 3,880 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
DPsych Part-time £ 825 per Module (overseas fees) 4 years
DPsych Part-time £ 3,880 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630