University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Counselling and Psychotherapy

With a person-centred core content (including classical and process experiential approaches), this course also provides the opportunity to learn about and critically evaluate other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), solution focused and systemic ways of working, with an emphasis on developing your research skills and your understanding of evidence based practice.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures. You will need to have already completed a minimum of 30 hours of counselling skills training and be deemed to have a level of counselling ability that would enable you to go out on placement in the first semester. You will need to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance through the University of Cumbria, and be accepted as a member of the BACP. Your application needs to be supported by a statement from your referee. This will need to reflect on both your academic and personal capacity to undertake this course. Ideally this would be from a tutor from a current or previous course; alternatively one from your manager would be sufficient.

Course modules

Modules include: Theory and practice 1 and 2; becoming a reflective practitioner; being with adversity; developing professional practice; understanding therapeutic diversity; research methods; undertaking and presenting research.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on: Essays; reflective journals; presentations; group work; personal development statements; recordings of work with clients and peers; literature reviews; reports; portfolios; workbooks; research projects; dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,833 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,833 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,833 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,833 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,833 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,833 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,833 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,833 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster Campus Lancaster LA1 3JD North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiry Centre
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0845 606 1144