Counselling Studies

Massey University

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12 months
4276 USD/year
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Massey University’s Master of Counselling Studies is an advanced professional training programme that will take your counselling career to the next level.


Learning outcomes

Massey University’s Master of Counselling Studies is an advanced professional training programme. You’ll develop and apply research-informed knowledge and skills relevant to effective professional counselling practice. You’ll also advance your ability to undertake, analyse and use research relevant to your practice and profession. 

This qualification leads to provisional membership of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Development in Counselling 
  • Research Project in Counselling

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Counselling and Guidance) or
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation (Rehabilitation Counselling) or
  • an approved equivalent qualification, and
  • have sufficient professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    4276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4276 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD

Not available for international students.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Counselling Studies
Massey University


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