University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Counselling

This course provides students with a level of knowledge and skills in counselling which will equip them to develop as counsellors, and once they have gained further experience and client hours will open up a range of professional opportunities. For students with a 1st degree in psychology (which is graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) accredited) further postgraduate training opportunities include doctoral training on British psychological society (BPS) accredited courses in counselling psychology. The course also provides students with a range of skills that are highly relevant to those wishing to undertake further training in a range of related careers and specialisms. In addition to careers options, the degree provides a range of communication skills and personal development skills. The course consists of examining differing counselling theories and presenting issues. It also concentrates on skills work and therapeutic competencies in organisational settings. The course offers the opportunity to maximise self awareness and reflect on self process and that of others. The placement allows students to take their competencies to organisations to work with clients. It is important that those attending this course are prepared to carry out a placement when they will be working with clients. Therefore individuals on this course need a high level of critical self awareness and a willingness to reflect on their own process.

Entry requirements

Candidates normally have a 1st or 2nd Class bachelors degree and be prepared to carry out a placement where they will be working with clients. Individuals on this course need a high level of critical self awareness and a willingness to reflect on their own process. Voluntary or professional experience of support work with adults is desirable, but not essential. Applicants for whom English is not their 1st language need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 7, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: counselling theory and practice; counselling skills and process; self awareness and reflectiveness; placement and supervision; qualitative and quantitative research methods; dissertation; research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment is achieved through coursework and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 945 per Credit (EU) 3 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 945 per Credit (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 945 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 945 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 945 per Credit (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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