Counselling Children and Young People MSc

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Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 26/09/2018

Our Counselling Children and Young People MSc is a multidisciplinary course that aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge and understanding that underpins practice in the area of Counselling with Children, Young People and their families.

This course supports you in developing your skills and theoretical knowledge of counselling with children, young people and their families. If you have a particular interest in counselling work with children then this course is designed with you in mind, allowing you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in this field. This course will allow you to study alongside practitioners from health, social or voluntary services who work with children and young people, as well as graduates of psychology and other social and behavioural sciences, allowing you to learn from each other’s experiences as well as course materials.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Face-to-face client placement.
  • Credits can count towards a professional body accreditation with UKCP or BACP.

Additional

Information

UKCP or BACP accreditation

To count towards a professional body accreditation, such as UKCP or BACP, you will need to undertake a supervised placement practice of a minimum of 100 hours as well as a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and BACP or UKCP accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check are also mandatory for this course. For more info click Read More under Course Details.

Course Details

The course is taught by experienced counsellors and therapists that have varied backgrounds and specialisms. This course is also supported by practitioners from allied professions (e.g. psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatric nursing, law and psychiatry).

You have the option to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling with Children and Young People or can complete all of the modules needed to be awarded an MSc in Counselling Children and Young People.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

As a professional master programme, the MSc CCYP leads to a counselling qualification and opens you up to a range of employment possibilities. Upon completion of this course you could find employment in one of the following areas: private practice, educational and healthcare institutions, community and youth work services, third sector organizations and residential facilities. You may choose to take the MSc as a stepping stone towards further postgraduate study such as a Clinical Doctorate.

For further information about Careers, see the Read More button under Course Details.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

You will need to hold a first or second class bachelors’ degree in order to be eligible to apply for this course. Voluntary or professional experience of work with children and young people is desirable, but not essential.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 in all categories (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Understanding Mental Health in Children and Young People (30 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM062
    Core Module Y
  • Core Skills for Working with Children and Young People (30 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM063
    Core Module Y
  • Counselling with Children, Young People and Families (30 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM066
    Core Module Y
  • Counselling Children, Young People and Families in Practice (30 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM067
    Core Module Y
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM085
    Core Module Y
  • Dissertation and Research Methods (50 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM086
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

The MSc promotes an advanced theoretical understanding of Counselling with Children and Young People, integrating opportunities to develop your practical and professional counselling skills.

The course equips you with a working knowledge of child development, psychological difficulties in children and young people in their contexts and counselling based skills for working with them and their carers within an an eco-systemic perspective integrating Systemic Family Therapy, CBT, and Creative therapies.

Opportunities for you to enhance your employability and skills are structured into the course to allow you to development your self-awareness, reflect upon your practice and to benefit from the supervisory relationship. Our CAMH conference (see highlight video below) is an excellent example of the extra opportunities that are available as part of the course.

Our experienced course team includes specific expertise in CBT, systemic family therapy, Creative therapies, Play therapy and Gestalt approaches. Our teaching staff are able to teach you an integrated approach to counselling with children and young people, imparting their experience from their personal practice.

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Postgraduate Loan

Get funding to study

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time: £1,100 per 30 credit module

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200
International Part-time Fee: £2,030 per 30 credit module

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


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Updated 26/09/2018

  • Our Counselling Children and Young People MSc is a multidisciplinary course that aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge and understanding that underpins practice in the area of Counselling with Children, Young People and their families.

    This course supports you in developing your skills and theoretical knowledge of counselling with children, young people and their families. If you have a particular interest in counselling work with children then this course is designed with you in mind, allowing you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in this field. This course will allow you to study alongside practitioners from health, social or voluntary services who work with children and young people, as well as graduates of psychology and other social and behavioural sciences, allowing you to learn from each other’s experiences as well as course materials.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Face-to-face client placement.
    • Credits can count towards a professional body accreditation with UKCP or BACP.
  • The course is taught by experienced counsellors and therapists that have varied backgrounds and specialisms. This course is also supported by practitioners from allied professions (e.g. psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatric nursing, law and psychiatry).

    You have the option to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling with Children and Young People or can complete all of the modules needed to be awarded an MSc in Counselling Children and Young People.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    UKCP or BACP accreditation

    To count towards a professional body accreditation, such as UKCP or BACP, you will need to undertake a supervised placement practice of a minimum of 100 hours as well as a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and BACP or UKCP accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check are also mandatory for this course. For more info click Read More under Course Details.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      As a professional master programme, the MSc CCYP leads to a counselling qualification and opens you up to a range of employment possibilities. Upon completion of this course you could find employment in one of the following areas: private practice, educational and healthcare institutions, community and youth work services, third sector organizations and residential facilities. You may choose to take the MSc as a stepping stone towards further postgraduate study such as a Clinical Doctorate.

      For further information about Careers, see the Read More button under Course Details.

  • You will need to hold a first or second class bachelors’ degree in order to be eligible to apply for this course. Voluntary or professional experience of work with children and young people is desirable, but not essential.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 in all categories (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Understanding Mental Health in Children and Young People (30 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM062
      Core Module Y
    • Core Skills for Working with Children and Young People (30 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM063
      Core Module Y
    • Counselling with Children, Young People and Families (30 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM066
      Core Module Y
    • Counselling Children, Young People and Families in Practice (30 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM067
      Core Module Y
    • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM085
      Core Module Y
    • Dissertation and Research Methods (50 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM086
      Core Module Y
    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

    • Get funding to study

      If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

      Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time: £1,100 per 30 credit module

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200
    International Part-time Fee: £2,030 per 30 credit module

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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