University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Counselling and Psychotherapy

This course provides a modular continuing personal and professional development programme for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists; students choose from a range of module options to tailor a programme that meets their personal and professional needs.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be qualified counsellors or psychotherapists who are in current practice and who are seeking a programme of Continuing Professional Development. The application process will initially be by interview onto the PGDip. There will be a further progress interview for those wanting to pursue the MSc.

Course modules

Core modules: Dilemmas in professional counselling practice; working with disorders of the self; and an introduction to postgraduate research; after an interview, students may progress to the Master's by undertaking a dissertation module.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Case study from practice, learning statements, essays, presentations, research proposal, critique of a research paper, dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 500 per Module (home fees) 3 years
PgDip Part-time £ 500 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01772 892400