The M.Sc. in Guidance Counselling at Dublin City University offers initial education and training in the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for practice in the interrelated areas of personal, education and career guidance counselling. A key element of the programme is the strong emphasis on reflective practice and personal growth facilitated by personal counselling, placement practice experience and professional supervision to support and enable personal and professional development.
Students come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including the primary, secondary, further education and tertiary sectors, youth and community work, adult education, employee welfare, state agencies, business, industry, health and Human Resources.
This programme is also recognised by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) as a qualification to work as a guidance counsellor in a second level school.
The programme is designed to support participants wishing to engage in initial education and training as guidance counsellors and to enhance the in-career development of existing practitioners. Graduates are currently employed in various settings such as second level schools, adult guidance (including employment by ETBs), youth and community work, third level career services, employee welfare, industry, health sector, rehabilitation services, and private practice.
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Foundational Skills in Guidance Counselling
Counselling & Psychotherapy Theory
Human Development across the Lifespan
eLearning Apps. in Guidance Counselling
Career Development - Theory and Practice
Guidance Counselling Practice Placement
- Applicants are required to hold a Primary Honours (Level 8) degree, plus three years relevant work experience.
- Equivalent professional qualification with three years relevant experience.
- All applicants who are deemed to meet the minimum academic qualifications will be required to attend for interview.
- Applicants will not be considered for interview unless all aspects of the application process are fully completed.
International9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
National4500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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