Psychotherapy and Counselling, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the University of Leeds provides high quality BACP-accredited training, with a strong research focus. It offers an opportunity to critically and creatively evaluate current theory and practice issues.

About

You’ll benefit from the knowledge of experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, with senior levels of registration.Teaching staff are also active researchers, with a range of specialisms. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to conduct independent in-depth research into a complex specialist area. In your final year, our innovative annual student conference gives you chance to share your research with peers.

The MS in Psychotherapy and Counselling programme offered by the University of Leeds aims to equip you to work with self-direction and make effective decisions in complex and unpredictable situations. Many students also bring a wealth of personal experience that helps them to reflect on a range of human issues. Our excellent relationships with a range of agencies throughout the region will assist you in finding a practice placement.

Staff research specialisms include: creative approaches to therapy and research; supervision; dreams and transformation; phenomenology; autoethnography; and free association narrative interviewing.
Career

Many of our graduates go on to combine counselling and psychotherapy with their existing professions, such as nursing or education. Some continue to work in a voluntary capacity to build sufficient supervised client hours to join the advanced category of individual BACP accreditation, while others set up in private practice.

Our graduates are highly sought after by employers within the region, many of whom are closely associated with the course as practice providers or supervisors. Many of our graduates have gone on to hold positions of responsibility as counsellors or psychotherapists within the NHS and voluntary bodies, and some have returned to us to undertake PhD research or teaching.

Accreditation

The MA Psychotherapy and Counselling has received British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited course status, which will allow you to be added to their voluntary assured register of practitioners.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules:
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Theories
  • Becoming a Reflective Practitioner 1a
  • Theories of Human Intersubjective Development
  • Becoming a Reflective Practitioner 1b
  • Ethical and Cultural Issues for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Becoming a Reflective Practitioner 2a
  • Integration of Psychotherapeutic Theory, Practice and Intersubjectivity
  • Becoming a Reflective Practitioner 2b
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject.
  • A level of counselling skills consistent with beginning professional training and insight into psychotherapy and counselling, to be assessed at interview.
  • Two satisfactory references, one of which must normally be an academic reference.
  • A level of maturity associated with personal reflection on a variety of adult and childhood experiences and developed interpersonal skills, to be assessed at interview.
  • Satisfactory police clearance. We will send you a form for this.
  • Opportunities for the accreditation of prior learning and prior experiential learning exist through the School's credit accumulation and transfer procedures.

Tuition Fee

Funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

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