Keele University

Keele University

Counselling Psychology Studies

This course is founded on a person-centred view of personhood and person-centred ways of being. A wide variety of teaching and learning strategies are used including lectures, large group work, community meetings, tutorials and small group work. Within this framework students are introduced to a range of practices which are related to relevant philosophical traditions including existentialism, phenomenology and poststructuralism. Throughout the course, students are supported to establish a sense of coherence in their own position.

Entry requirements

The programme is open to graduates with a good degree or equivalent, for example, professional qualifications. In some cases, where students have significant relevant experience, this requirement may be waived. All successful applicants will demonstrate emotional maturity and a capacity for sustained self-directed study, the ability to present written exposition of information and argument, to work experientially as a member of a small group, an awareness of self and an awareness of the nature of prejudice and oppression. Applicants will need to address these points in their personal statements in the application form. Normally applicants will be interviewed. In addition, applicants whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of at least 7.0 with at least 6.5 in each sub-test (or equivalent).

Course modules

Exploration in counselling; understanding in counselling; integration in counselling; practicum; research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed on the basis of coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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