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Counselling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
The course is open to those who have particular interest in counselling, for further development with a view to professional training in counselling or clinical psychology. The course is also pertinent to those working in Health and Social Care, including those with an interest in dementia care, wishing to extend their knowledge and research base in psychological approaches to care and psychological function.

Overview

Key features of this course:

  • Develop your knowledge of the main psychological approaches used in therapeutic counselling

  • Option of studying: Early Interventions in Dementia Care

  • Explore and research topics of interest to you with supportive staff

  • Study and reflect on current developments and debates in psychological care

  • Flexible completion, over one or two years

  • Add depth to your critical abilities and research confidence

Programme Structure

Core Modules:

  • Theory for Practice: Towards an Integrative Approach 
  • The Psychology of Mental Health
  • Advanced Research Analysis
  • Development in Therapeutic Interventions 
  • Managing the Therapeutic Relationship and Change  

Optional Modules:

  • Early Interventions in Dementia Care
  • Professional, Political and Social Context of Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Practice 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      This course of study is currently offered on both a full-time (one year) and a part-time (up to six years) basis.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class 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

  • Minimum 2:2 Honours degree in Psychology. Other qualifications, together with appropriate experience, or substantial related experience alone, will be considered. 
  • International students must hold a qualification equivalent to a UK first or second class hours degree.
  • The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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