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Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Thessaloníki, Greece
MSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy is a programme structured in order to equip students with all necessary skills and knowledge to work in the field of psychotherapy as independent counsellors – psychotherapists of integrative approach. Students will be taught all different therapeutic approaches, models and theories and they will be able to comprehend the theoretical, social, cultural and ideological framework, in which patients are faced with a variety of problems.


The programme has been designed by the University of Derby according to the criteria of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), based on which postgraduate programmes in Counselling are being accredited.

Sc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy consists of 6 modules of 20 credits and a diploma thesis of 60 credits.

Throughout the programme, the students are able to approach methodological & theoretical models, comprehend the use of psychotherapy in their working environment, study the nature of counseling and psychotherapy and their relation to theory and practice and learn the significance of ethical and legal implications and the code of practice.

Teaching and learning have a strongly practical and experiential character and include:

  • Experiential exercises
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group essays
  • DVD-watching
  • Individual research
  • Learning through case studies
  • Group discussions and controversies

The students complete their theoretical education with a compulsory placement of 300 hours (60 hours under supervision). The College has a wide network of associated bodies and institutes, thus supporting its students in finding the most appropriate place for practice.

Career Prospects

The graduates of the programme may apply for registration in the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). They have the ability to work as independent integrative counselors – psychotherapists in a range of counselling settings:

  • Counselling centres & stations
  • Units of community support & social welfare
  • Humanitarian and development NGOs
  • Health units
  • Private schools
  • As self-employed counsellors – psychotherapists

Alternatively they can continue their studies to acquire a PhD or PsyD.


  • University of Derby, U.K.
  • BAC (British Accreditation Council)
  • BABCP (British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapy)

Programme Structure

Course Included:
  • Integrating Psychotherapeutic Theory and Practice
  • Current Developments in Integrative Practice
  • Professional Practice I
  • Research Methods, Ethics and Law in Psychotherapeutic Practice
  • Professional Integrative Practice
  • Professional Practice II
  • Independent Scholarship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Copy of the last certificate of studies (authenticated) *
  • CV (in English)
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Good knowledge of English (IELTS 7.0 level or equivalent) **
  • Academic interview
  • Photos (4)
  • Copy of ID-card/ passport (certified)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5970 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5970 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5970 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5970 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Ways of settling annual tuition fees: 1. Cash with 10% discount on annual tuition fees 2. Installments via flexible financing programmes A. Via Mediterranean College Interest-free settlement of 9 monthly installments during each academic year B. Via credit card Up to 36 interest-free installments Alternative choices of settlement of tuition fees can be examined on a case by case basis.

Living costs for Thessaloníki

  • 545 - 760 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Scholarship Programme for MC students GRANT SYSTEM

MC aiming at the development of its students rewards the best of them with a complete system of grants as follows:

  • 50% grant to the student with the best results in the first year of bachelor studies, since the average mark in the first year is at least 65%.
  • 50% grant to the student with the best results in the second year of achelor studies, since the average mark in the second year is at least 65%.
  • 35% grant to the student completing his/her bachelor studies with a 2.1 mark and continues with a postgraduate programme in the College.
  • 50% grant to each student completing his/her bachelor studies with a first class degree and continues with a postgraduate programme in the College.
  • 30% grant to 2 students on an HND programme completing their first year of studies with distinction, after proposal of the Board of Studies.


  • Grants are awarded to the students who succeed in the exam period of May-June and are valid for the fees of the next academic year.
  • Performance, conduct and regular attendance are factors contributing to someone being proposed for a grant to the Board of Studies.
  • Students are entitled to use their grant whenever they choose to register in the programme.
  • Students who have passed modules in other programmes are excluded from the grant system.

Scholarship programme for Prospective students

MCs Annual Programme of Scholarships

Greek Students

Within the framework of its Social Responsibility Programme, Mediterranean College, offers each year complete scholarships (up to 100% of tuition fees) to Institutions, Associations and Organisations.
The College applies a system of scholarships to all its prospective students. According to this, each candidate for undergraduate and postgraduate programs can receive a scholarship of between 400 and 2,000 euros. The criteria considered for awarding the scholarships are various: academic, professional, financial, social, athletic, etc.
The MC scholarship programme is available to all graduates of Universities/Colleges as well as to executives with experience. The application process is very simple and includes 3 stages:
1. Completion of Scholarship Application
2. Submission of Scholarship Application (by fax on +30 210 770 9450 or by e-mail at
3. Interview with the Academic Director
The deadline for the submission of scholarships is every 1st of June.
For further information regarding Mediterranean College scholarships for the following academic year, contact us on +30 210 8899600 or at
Each academic year Mediterranean College offers one full scholarship for every school of studies.

International Students (EU and NON EU)

Besides all the other scholarship programmes, Mediterranean College offers additional scholarships for International Students guaranteeing our leadership in hosting International students since 1995.
The programme includes one full scholarship for every school of studies and applies to EU and NON EU citizens that fulfil special criteria and requirements of academic excellence and innovation on research proposals.
For more information on the application process, contact the International Office. The deadline for the submission of scholarships for International Students is every 1st of June.

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