Ulster University

Ulster University

Counselling and Therapeutic Communication

The course has been designed to provide students from a range of professional contexts (health professionals, teaching, social work, youth and community work, clergy, probation etc.) with an opportunity to develop a depth of theoretical knowledge in counselling and psychotherapy; a primary focus of the course is to provide the academic foundations essential to the application of a range of helping skills in a variety of professional contexts.

Entry requirements

Degree from a recognised university and current experience in either a professional or voluntary role that involves counselling/counselling skills.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Counselling theories; counselling and therapeutic framework; human growth and transition; research methods. Optional modules: CBT; organisational counselling; critical perspectives on counselling; working with children and young people; person centred theory; trauma management. Masters only: Dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 3 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

Key information

General Enquiries
Telephone number: 
028 7012 3456