University of Salford

University of Salford

Counselling and Psychotherapy

This course will allow students to undertake an in-depth study of the person-centred and cognitive behavioural approach to counselling. Gaining an overview of therapeutic models and current developments in theory and practice, you will also be able to take part in intensive skills development and supervision of practice.

Entry requirements

A degree, grade 2.2 or above, in any subject and a graduate certificate or further education certificate in a counselling skills qualification. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. Students whose 1st language is not English will require evidence of proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to person-centred theory and practice; introduction to cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); research methods in counselling and psychotherapy; mental health for counsellors; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by skills work (40 per cent), personal development activities (40 per cent) and assignments (20 per cent).

Sponsorship information

Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for International students only).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,217 per Credit module (overseas fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (EU fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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0161 295 4545