London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Psychological Therapy

This MSc constitutes the first year of our Professional Doctorate in counselling psychology and may be taken as a standalone course. This award does not confer eligibility for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as a counselling psychologist or British Psychological Society (BPS) chartered status, but may be of interest to individuals seeking to gain more experience in the field of counselling psychology or psychological therapy, including overseas students who do not intend to practice in the UK. MSc graduates who meet the criteria for progression can also apply to join year two of the Professional Doctorate programme subject to availability of places.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society, a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in psychology (2:1), practical experience of using counselling skills in an emotionally demanding helping role gained over at least one year prior to application, and ideally some training in counselling skills. A level of professional and theoretical understanding adequate to support work in practice placements with vulnerable clients from the beginning of the programme, evidence of personal maturity, self-awareness and reflective capacity, a clear and appropriate rationale for wanting to train as a counselling psychologist, evidence of a realistic appreciation of and capacity to undertake professional training and research at postgraduate level, research interests relevant to the field of counselling psychology, and an ability to think about how these could be developed into a viable research project. Applicants for the doctoral programme must submit a short draft research proposal. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

Psychological Knowledge and Models of Therapy, Therapeutic and Reflective Skills, Professional and Ethical Issues, Working with Difference and Diversity, Counselling Psychology Practice and Development Advanced Research Design and Analysis for Psychology, and Research Project and Critical Skills.

Assessment methods

Assessment on the course combines a variety of methods that reflect the range of competencies and experience that students develop on the programme. This includes case studies and process reports, essays and examinations, a mid-year review and end-of-year appraisal to monitor students' performance, research assignments, and a reflexive critical literature and proposal.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,150 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,350 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (EU) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

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