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  • 36 months
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This part-time, daytime Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy course at Birkbeck, University of London establishes an understanding of psychoanalytic-based theory and covers the technical processes of counselling, while developing the personal and professional awareness required for effective practice as defined by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

About

There are many different types of counselling, each based on their own concepts and orientations.

Psychodynamic counselling offers a model for understanding the human personality and how it develops, our network of relationships and how we interact with others, how psychological problems may originate and the repetitive patterns that maintain them, and how personal change takes place.

By the end of the Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy course at Birkbeck, University of London, you will have the ability to work as a psychodynamic counsellor at an appropriate professional standard. You will understand, and know how to use, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic principles to increase knowledge of theory and practice, of personality development, and of the institutional and group influences on personal development.

You will possess high-level skills in thinking psychodynamically about counselling issues, and making professional communications about counselling work, and display a capacity for self-reflection, especially knowledge of your inner world and how it impacts on counselling work, and your role in groups and institutions.

This programme utilises group relations conferences as one way to explore the impact of group and organisational dynamics on individual behaviour and experience.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue a career in counselling, human resources, or education. Possible professions include counsellor, psychotherapist, or careers adviser. Some graduates remain in their current posts with enhanced competence. This degree can also be useful in becoming a human resources officer or market researcher.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Basic Clinical and Observational Skills
  • Development of Professional Attitude
  • Introduction to theoretical & organizational concepts
  • Basic Psychodynamic Competencies and Professional Attitude
  • Basic Psychodynamic Skills & Principles/Techniques of Practice
  • Basic Psychodynamic theory and Organizational Understanding

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • More details: You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
          • Programme intensity Part-time
            • Average part-time duration 36 months
            • Intensity Flexible
          • Credits
            180 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus
          • More information Go to the programme website

          English Language Requirements

          You need the following IELTS score:

          • Minimum required score:

            7

            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.

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          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

          • Work that includes a counselling/psychotherapy component.
          • Prior completion of a counselling/psychotherapy course at Certificate of Higher Education level or equivalent.

          Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

          • You are considered ineligible for admission
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          Tuition Fee

          • International

            8925 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 8925 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
          • EU/EEA

            5775 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 5775 GBP per year 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.

          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.

          Funding

          Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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