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 Master's 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

The entry requirements are a 2nd Class degree in any discipline or equivalent professional qualifications.
In line with the requirements of BACP, applicants also need to demonstrate the following attributes: self awareness, maturity and stability; ability to make use of and reflect upon life experience; capacity to cope with the emotional demands of the course; ability to cope with the intellectual and academic requirements; ability to form a helping relationship; ability to be self-critical and use both positive and negative feedback; awareness of the nature of prejudice and oppression; awareness of the nature of difference and equality; ability to recognise the need for personal and professional support; competence in or the aptitude to develop generic personal skills, including: literacy, numeracy, information technology, administrative skills, self-managements skills, communication and interpersonal skills. We are also looking for students with some experience of working with people in a helping capacity, whether voluntary or paid. 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).

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 dissertation is a piece of independent research written up in 20,000 words. Master's students attaining exceptional performance (course average of at least 70 per cent including 70 per cent+ for the dissertation) may be awarded a distinction.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,935 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,585 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,935 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,935 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,935 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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01782 734010