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Guidance Counselling

Dublin City University

24 months
Duration
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
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About

The M.Sc. in Guidance Counselling at Dublin City University is a two year part-time programme recognised by the DES and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) for professional practice as a guidance counsellor.

Overview

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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to hold a Primary Honours (Level 8) degree, plus three years relevant work experience.

OR

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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