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Guidance Counselling & Lifespan Development

University of Limerick

24 months
Duration
13100 EUR/year
6000 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The focus of the MA in Guidance Counselling & Lifespan Development at University of Limerick is to qualify practicing teachers and other professionals to become qualified guidance counsellors. The professional Guidance Counsellor brings to bear specific skills in counselling individuals in the areas of personal, social, educational and career development.

Overview

About Guidance Counselling & Lifespan Development at University of Limerick

The professional Guidance Counsellor employs specific skills with individuals in the areas of personal, social, educational and career counselling.  To fulfil this role, trainees on the programme are educated in a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies in the context of a lifelong learning framework.

There is a very strong focus on the trainee’s personal development on the MA programme which aims to promote self-awareness and insight for a deeper appreciation of the guidance counselling process with clients across the lifespan.  Therefore, it is a requirement of the programme that trainees avail of external counselling provided by an accredited counsellor, psychologist or psychotherapist in each academic year of the MA programme.  Details of which are provided to trainees when they commence on the programme.

Careers

Graduate of this programme have availed of opportunities to work as qualified guidance counsellors in the post-primary, further, higher and adult education sector, public employment sector and private practice.  They have also progressed into further professional studies and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counselling Theory and Practice 
  • Professional Practice in Guidance Counselling
  • Theory and Skills of Experiential Group Learning
  • Theory and Practice of Psychological Assessment
  • Advanced Research Methods in Guidance Counselling
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Vocational Development and Progression Across the Lifespan
  • Practicum: Educational Practice Placement

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable)
  • English language qualifications (if English is not your first language) 
  • A copy of your birth certificate/passport
  • Please state your centre preference on the application form
  • An up-to-date CV in word format
  • A 500 word Personal Statement describing your interest and reason for applying for the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13100 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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