University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Counselling

The programme fosters the development of critically reflective practitioners who are able to work in a variety of settings with a broad range of people. The programme is founded in dialogue between the person-centred approach and psychodynamic perspectives in counselling; the programme is validated professionally by COSCA at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels; it is a flexible student-centred training process with a strong emphasis on practice, including a counselling placement.

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess either: a UK 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK, in any subject; or a 2.2 degree together with a strong personal statement, normally including relevant experience and/or references confirming aptitude for study at a postgraduate level; or professional qualifications equivalent to an Honours degree; or other evidence of capacity to study at postgraduate level (e.g. references or relevant professional experience); applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods combine essays with seminar presentations, self and peer assessments, placement based assessment, the professional portfolio and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MCoun Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MCoun Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MCoun Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MCoun Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MCoun Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,620 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

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Senior Secretary
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