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Psychotherapy and Counselling

University of Leeds

M.Sc.
36 months
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About

The Psychotherapy and Counselling programme at University of Leeds  aims to equip you to work as a counsellor/psychotherapist and make independent clinical decisions in a variety of settings including complex and unpredictable situations. 

Overview

The Psychotherapy and Counselling programme at University of Leeds provides high quality BACP-accredited training, with a strong research focus. It offers an opportunity to critically and creatively evaluate current theory and practice issues. The focus is on theories of therapy that focus on the therapeutic relationship as the crucial factor and students will have the opportunity to learn about various relational theories and are encouraged to learn more about themselves in relationships, to develop their own approach to therapy based on their own values and beliefs.

You’ll benefit from the knowledge of experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, with senior levels of registration on the MA programme. Our teaching staff are also active researchers, with a range of specialisms. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to conduct independent in-depth research into a complex specialist area. In your final year, our innovative annual student conference gives you chance to share your research with peers.

Career

Many of our graduates go on to combine counselling and psychotherapy with their existing professions, such as nursing or education. Some continue to work in a voluntary capacity to build sufficient supervised client hours to join the advanced category of individual BACP accreditation, while others set up in private practice.

Our graduates are highly sought after by employers within the region, many of whom are closely associated with the course as practice providers or supervisors. Many of our graduates have gone on to hold positions of responsibility as counsellors or psychotherapists within the NHS and voluntary bodies, and some have returned to us to undertake PhD research or teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Theories
  • Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
  • Theories of Human Intersubjective Development
  • Ethical and Cultural Issues for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Integration of Psychotherapeutic Theory, Practice and Intersubjectivity
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject or other proof of your ability to study at Masters level

  • A level of counselling skills consistent with beginning professional training and insight into psychotherapy and counselling, usually obtained by a level 3 certificate in counselling and experience in using these skills
  • English Language at GCSE grade C or equivalent, or IELTS overall score 7.
  • Two satisfactory references, one of which must normally be an academic reference.
  • A level of maturity associated with personal reflection on a variety of adult and childhood experiences and developed interpersonal skills, to be assessed at interview.
  • Satisfactory police clearance. We will send you a form for this.

Tuition Fee

Funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

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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