Keele University

Keele University

Counselling Psychology

The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and expertise to support their work as professional person-centred/ humanistic counsellors. It aims to integrate students� counselling skills practice with academic study at Masters Level and to facilitate student learning in the three areas of psychology practice: counselling skills, counselling related theory and personal development.The programme offers to students a thorough theoretical grounding in person-centred/humanistic counselling and an introduction to research methodology. The principles underpinning the programme are empowerment, holistic development, relationships and community.

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to address these points in their personal statements in the application form and in response to the criteria questions to be completed as part of the application process. In addition, applicants whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of at least 7.00 with at least 6.5 in each sub-test (or equivalent). Applicants will be required to initially complete an online application form including a personal statement. Once the application has been received applicants will be sent a list of criteria questions to fill out. If the responses to these questions are satisfactory the applicant will either be offered a conditional or unconditional place depending on references and other conditions that might need to be met (e.g. the completion of required qualifications). However, if the responses to the questions are not satisfactory applicants may be called for an interview with 2 members of the core counselling team who teach on the MSc Counselling Psychology programme at Keele University.

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. The pass mark for a module is 50%. The dissertation is a piece of independent research written up in 20,000 words. Masters students attaining exceptional performance (course average of at least 70% including 70%+ for the dissertation) may be awarded a distinction.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time £ 4,630 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 10,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 4,630 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 10,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 1,545 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,575 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,550 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

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