University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Counselling Studies

The MSc by Research in Counselling Studies provides students with a comprehensive understanding of research design, data collection and data analysis for research in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. It offers an advanced education to students interested in developing research skills, including qualified counselling and psychotherapy practitioners and social science researchers. Counselling and psychotherapy specialise in qualitative, reflexive and critical approaches to research, and have particular expertise in practice-based research that draws directly on practitioners' own therapeutic work, on the client's experience of therapy, and in narrative, reflexive and auto-ethnographic methods. We are especially keen to encourage research concerned with the interface between counselling, psychotherapy and social, cultural and political life. Our research portfolio is highly interdisciplinary, integrating concepts, practices and scholarship from counselling and psychotherapy, psychology, sociology, philosophy, education, cultural studies, health and social care, and other social sciences. Our interests include disability, gender, trauma, abuse, counselling children and young people, and sexualities.

Entry requirements

MSc (Res): Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time - 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Research Admissions Secretary (Counselling Studies)
Telephone number: 
01316504277