University of Chester

University of Chester

Clinical Counselling

The programme is based on the person-centred approach to counselling and has been designed to enable participants to develop into counselling practitioners; students are required to attend an away day and 1 residential weekend in year 1, and 2 residential weekends in year 2; students are also required to have received at least 20 hours of personal counselling, 10 in the 1st year; in addition, in the 2nd and 3rd years, students are required to undertake a minimum of 150 hours of supervised counselling practice and 50 hours of administration in an approved placement.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 1st degree (minimum of lower 2nd Class Honours in any discipline) or equivalent professional qualification, and a foundation course in counselling (or equivalent); all candidates are required to participate in a half-day selection workshop and interview; enhanced clearing from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required.

Course modules

Core modules: Theory and practice of counselling 1; ethical and professional practice 1; personal and professional development 1; theory and practice of counselling 2; ethical and professional practice 2; personal and professional development 2; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Self, peer and tutor assessment is utilised throughout the programme; formal assessment of each module varies, but normally consists of a written assignment or equivalent; there are no formal examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Credit (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Module (England) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Module (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Credit (England) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 540 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000