University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling

This programme explores the social and cultural values that underpin counselling theories and practices, to the social and cultural contexts in which counselling takes place, and to how these relate both to practitioners and clients.

Entry requirements

A Cert HE/University diploma in counselling, or equivalent certificate in counselling; additional requirements include relevant work or voluntary work experience and a degree or professional qualification or other evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level; recommended to be in personal counselling/psychotherapy with a BACP accredited or UKCP registered practitioner.

Course modules

Modules include: Theory and practice of counselling I and II; critical approaches to psychopathology, research methods: professional and ethical issues; and dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on the completion of a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time £ 425 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 425 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
De Havilland Campus Hatfield AL10 9EU South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01707 284800