University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Person-centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

On this programme students will engage creatively with issues in contemporary society and choose between 2 specialisms, counselling for adults across the lifespan (AAL) and counselling for children and young people (CYP).

Entry requirements

The programme is open to graduates of any subject that want to train to as a person-centred experiential counsellor and psychotherapist. As a graduate you are not required to have prior experience in counselling or psychotherapy. The course ensures that you will develop all the skills required. For entry to the course you would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2.2 level or above, or its international equivalent. You will also be required to evidence experience in a helping or supporting role over one year. This can be in either a paid or voluntary capacity. We will interview all applicants to the programme that meet our entry requirements. We will consider applications from people that do not have a degree. Entry to the course without a degree requires you to have a Level 4 Diploma and 2 years' experience as a counsellor or psychotherapist, or similar experience in a closely related professional role, and completion of a 3,000 word essay. You will also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) prior to commencement of the course. If your 1st language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element or a TOEFL IBT score of 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,380 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 13,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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