Placeholder image for Integrative Counselling and Coaching

Integrative Counselling and Coaching, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #751 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Integrative Counselling and Coaching programme from University of East London offers professional training for those who aim to integrate various counselling approaches and coaching in their one-to-one practice.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised
Continue with
By registering, you agree to our  Privacy Statement  and  Terms and Conditions.


Broadly speaking, counselling concerns itself with the resolution of internal conflicts and psychological changes. Coaching deals more with goal achievement and behavioural changes that can be measured and perceived.

For example, counselling would deal with the reasons why someone had a drink problem, while coaching would deal with the habit itself.

Although there is some overlap between these two approaches, they are not interchangeable. However, they can be complementary.

This Integrative Counselling and Coaching programme from University of East London is answering an urgent need that reflects a general trend towards more open-minded, integrative practice.

You can apply to do the course with a wide range of degrees.

The first year is taken up with counselling training. The second year offers coaching training and an introduction to a specific model of integration, Personal Consultancy. The third year consists of a module on research methods and dissertation.

As a successful graduate you will be able to apply for membership of and eventual accreditation by the BACP (which would require additional practice hours).

Your future career

With this qualification you will be able to work as an integrative practitioner and personal consultant, either independently or within organisations that offer such services. The demand for integrative practitioners is steadily increasing in private, public and voluntary sectors.

After completing the diploma or master’s level you can apply for the membership of BACP as well as the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Practitioners (AICTP). Both are relevant for your career in this field. 

This is, at the moment, the only postgraduate course of its kind in the UK, which makes this qualification highly sought-after.  During this course you will also develop an understanding of real life application of skills and theory as well as capabilities of pursuing successful, ethical and useful careers.

As a way to encourage you to publish your work, dissertations are required to be written in a format of a journal article. You will also draw upon the self-motivation required to undertake this degree when you are undertaking your independent learning and research away from the campus.

All our staff are very much involved and engaged in the integrative movement, some of them being funding members of the AICTP. So you will be working at the very centre of the integrative movement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core counselling theory and practice 
  • Counselling application
  • Evidence-based coaching as a part of integrative practice 
  • Personal Consultancy: an integrative framework for counselling and coaching 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

    Get a free IELTS practice test

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
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2140 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2140 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1950 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1950 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • per 30 credits

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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.

Check your fit
Check your budget and academic fit with this study


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?