24 months
56516 USD/year
12196 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Counselling at University of Canterbury is the only postgraduate counselling degree in Te Waipounamu, the South Island.


This Counselling master's at University of Canterbury is designed to give students the opportunity to extend their theoretical grounding and professional skills to work as counsellors in a variety of settings. 


Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Counselling and Psychology: Theories and Skills
  • Counselling Supervision and Reflective Practice
  • Professional Counselling Practice 
  • Solution-Focused Theory and Practice with Individuals and Groups

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree from Aotearoa New Zealand with either acquired experience in counselling, teaching, nursing, social work, or an equivalent profession, or been deemed suitable for training as a counsellor; or
  • other approved qualifications of an equivalent standard.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56516 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56516 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12196 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National Students - 17,049 NZD
  • International Students - 79,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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