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Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

Overview

Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice MA at Liverpool John Moores University programme  is underpinned by a sound theoretical base in the Person-Centred Approach and integrates other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy as well as studying the theory of other models not practiced on the course.Taught by working BACP registered Therapists and Supervisors, you will learn to work with issues such as loss, bereavement, anxiety, trauma, stress, mental health issues, depression and sexual abuse.

Integral to the course are considerations of power and prejudice, including those pertaining to class, disability, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.

Career

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

The course will create very employable graduates with many going on to work in the NHS, private and voluntary sectors. As a graduate you may move to higher management levels or developmental initiatives within your existing role, demonstrating an increased level of autonomy and responsibility. 

Psychotherapists and Counsellors are much sought after in various areas of business and many course graduates will go on to work as qualified Psychotherapists, Practitioner Researchers, IAPT Wellbeing Practitioners, Support Workers and Mental Health Workers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Client Centred Theory 
  • Counselling Competency 
  • Personal Development: Self and Society 
  • Ethical Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • Theory of Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • Developing Expertise 
  • Personal Development: Self in Relationship 
  • Ethical Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • Independent Research & Dissertation 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • an honours degree in health and social care, nursing, psychology or a related discipline
  • a counselling skills level 2 award or basic counselling skills gained through relevant work or experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Home (per credit): £38.35

Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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