M.Sc. On Campus

Counselling Children and Young People

University of Northampton

24 months
3735 GBP/year
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The Counselling Children and Young People programme from the University of Northampton is a multidisciplinary course that aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge and understanding that underpins practice in the area of Counselling with Children, Young People and their families.

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Course Details

This Counselling Children and Young People programme from the University of Northampton supports you in developing your skills and theoretical knowledge of counselling with children, young people and their families. If you have a particular interest in counselling work with children then this course is designed with you in mind, allowing you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in this field. 

The course is led by specialists in the field of counselling with a variety of specialisms and backgrounds. Throughout your study, you will also be supported by practitioners from similar professions (e.g. psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatric nursing, law and psychiatry).

This course will allow you to study alongside practitioners from health, social or voluntary services who work with children and young people, as well as graduates of psychology and other social and behavioural sciences, allowing you to learn from each other’s experiences as well as course materials.

Career Opportunities

  • As a professional master programme, the MSc CCYP leads to a counselling qualification and opens you up to a range of employment possibilities. Upon completion of this course you could find employment in one of the following areas: private practice, educational and healthcare institutions, community and youth work services, third sector organizations and residential facilities. You may choose to take the MSc as a stepping stone towards further postgraduate study such as a Clinical Doctorate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Mental Health in Children and Young People
  • Fundamental Skills for Working with Children, Young People and Families 
  • Counselling with Children, Young People and Families 
  • Counselling Children, Young People and Families in Practice 
  • Qualitative and Quantitative 
  • Dissertation and Research Methods

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need to hold a first or second class bachelors’ degree in order to be eligible to apply for this course. Voluntary or professional experience of work with children and young people is desirable, but not essential.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    3735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3735 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • International Full Time: £14,000

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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