University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Counselling

This course has been designed to provide continuing professional development for counsellors or people who use counselling skills as part of their professional role; the course is also suitable for those who wish to orientate their future work to counselling as a profession, and incorporates the national occupational standards (NOS) for counselling; the course develops students critical understanding of the theory and practice associated with an integrative model of counselling, and of the interrelationship and contested nature of knowledge, theory, and practice within counselling and psychotherapy; the course also provides the opportunity to design and conduct a substantive study using an appropriate research methodology and associated research methods.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in psychology. Other qualifications, together with appropriate experience, or substantial related experience alone, will be considered. International students must hold a qualification equivalent to a UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component).

Course modules

Modules include: theory for practice (towards an integrative approach); the psychology of mental health; advanced research analysis; development in therapeutic interventions; managing the therapeutic relationship and change; dissertation. Optional modules: early interventions in dementia care; the professional, political and social context of counselling and psychotherapeutic practice.

Assessment methods

Learning is structured around a range of teaching methods including group seminars, lead lectures, individual tutorials and online resources. The modules offer different kinds of assessment such as essays, case studies, practical skills work, research analysis, research reports, data analysis, seminar papers and presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St John's Campus Worcester WR2 6AJ West Midlands

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