University of Northampton
Counselling Children and Young People
This course supports students in developing skills and theoretical knowledge of counselling with children, young people and their families. It is designed for individuals with a significant interest in counselling work with children, who may be practitioners from health, social or voluntary services who work in some capacity with children and young people, or who may be graduates of psychology and other cognate disciplines, social and behavioural sciences, education, health, social care and related fields. The course is taught by experienced counsellors and therapists with a varied background, supported by some practitioners from allied professions (e.g. psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatric nursing, law and psychiatry). Students of the course can graduate with either a postgraduate diploma or an MSc.
Candidates normally have a 1st or 2nd Class Bachelor's degree and an introduction to counselling course. Voluntary or professional experience of work with children and young people is desirable but not essential. Applicants for whom English is not 1st first language need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 7 minimum all categories (or equivalent).
Typical modules include: understanding mental health in children and young people; core skills for working with children and young people; counselling with children and young people; counselling children and young people in practice; qualitative and quantitative research methods; dissertation and research methods.
The assessment strategy is designed to include a broad range of assessment methods, in order to ensure that students have the maximum opportunity to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes for the programme. These include essays, case studies, self reflective log books, critical reviews, video recorded role plays, and oral presentations. There are no examinations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,670 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,670 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 945 per Credit module (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 945 per Credit module (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Park Campus||Northampton||NN2 7AL||East Midlands|
0800 358 2232