36 months
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18200 GBP/year
6650 GBP/year
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About

The multidisciplinary Systemic Practice and Family Therapy programme at Queen's University Belfast is suitable for professionally qualified staff who wish to enhance their skills of working with families, couples, individuals, other systems and relationship networks.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Systemic practice and family therapy helps people in close relationships to better understand and support each other. 

It enables individuals and family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on family strengths, and work together to make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.

Systemic family therapy has been found to be effective across the life course in helping children, young people, adults, couples and families struggling with a broad range of difficulties and circumstances.

Systemic practitioners and systemic family therapists work in many health and social care settings such as children’s services, older people’s services, physical health and disability, substance misuse, justice and mental health services.

There are three levels of systemic practice training: Foundation (PG Certificate), Intermediate (PG Diploma) and Qualifying level training (MSc Systemic Practice and Family Therapy ).

If you have completed the PG Diploma in Systemic Practice and Family Therapy then this MSc gives you the opportunity to achieve a Master's degree by undertaking a research dissertation. Please note this MSc is not equivalent to Qualifying level family therapy training which takes a further 2 years (MSc Systemic Psychotherapy).

Career Prospects

Introduction

This Systemic Practice and Family Therapy programme at Queen's University Belfast  provides knowledge and skills which are highly valued in both child and adult services across health and social care. 

Systemic practitioners and systemic family therapists work in many health and social care settings such as children's services, older people's services, physical health and disability, substance misuse, justice and mental health services.

This academic Master's programme also develops students’ research skills through developing and undertaking a study relevant to their current work context. 

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • This programme involves an additional year of study, and is suitable for those who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma (Intermediate) Systemic Practice and Family Therapy and wish to achieve an academic Master’s qualification by undertaking a research dissertation.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally one year's post qualification experience is required.
  • Successful completion of PG Diploma Systemic Practice and Family Therapy (AFT accredited Intermediate level) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
  • All Social Work applicants from NI/UK must have a recognised social work qualification and have successfully completed the Assessed Year in Employment.
  • Applicants should normally have a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification. 
  • At least two references will be sought, one of whom must be the applicant’s current employer. At least one referee should be professionally qualified and be able to comment on the applicant’s current practice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18200 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6650 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £6,650
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £6,650
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £7,470
  • EU Other - £18,200
  • International - £18,200

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /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.

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