Newman University

Newman University

Integrative Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent or Adult)

This programme leads to professional registration in adult or child psychotherapy or counselling. The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) operate separate child and adult registers, and this programme offers entry onto either or both registers, depending on the chosen pathway. Professional standards specify that psychotherapy training should be at a postgraduate level of competence, and of at least 4 years duration. Counselling training can be at a graduate or postgraduate level, and at least 3 years long. The programme at Newman fulfils this professional requirement via two linked academic awards - a 1 year long Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling Studies followed by a 3 year MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy OR the one year Graduate Certificate, followed by a 2 year PG Dip in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling. The programme revolves around the development of a well-articulated integrative practice base, with teaching and learning differentiated according to the chosen professional registration option.

Entry requirements

Entry onto the programme is via a face to face interview. Applicants with a prior 1st degree (minimum 2.2) and the ability to work at level 7 are welcomed. All applications are to the Graduate Certificate in the first instance. Accreditation of prior learning can be considered, subject to consideration of both the academic and professional requirements of the programme. Further entry requirements include evidence of good interpersonal skills as evidenced by relevant work experience with either children or adults and personal suitability based on personal qualities such as resilience and the aptitude for psychotherapeutic work. Offers will be on the basis of individual merit based on academic, professional and personal skills and qualities which will be assessed at interview. At the point of entry students must demonstrate fitness to practice and the satisfactory outcome of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Course modules

Modules include: theories and theoretical integration; skills and therapeutic process; clinical practice and advanced clinical practice; human development; perspectives on mental health; legal and ethical issues; context, co-operation and multi-agency working; neurophysiology; mental health: wellbeing and distress; research, evaluation and monitoring; dissertations.

Assessment methods

Modules will be assessed via a variety of methods including traditional essays, case presentations, personal reflections, journals, and psychotherapy session recordings. The programme as a whole will be assessed via portfolio, based on professionally specified learning outcomes. The final academic component will be a research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Newman has 13 �10,000 scholarships for students who start a full or part-time Masters degree in September 2015. These scholarships are available to students who graduated from their undergraduate degree (at Newman or elsewhere) with a 2i or above in 2015. The scholarships will cover the total cost of tuition fees and provide a contribution towards living costs whilst students complete their Masters degree. These scholarships will only be available in 2015 as a national system for postgraduate tuition fee loans will be in place in 2016.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,288 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 2,288 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 4,577 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 4,577 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,865 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,865 per Whole course (EU fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newman University Birmingham B32 3NT West Midlands

Key information

Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0121 476 1181