Counselling MSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 16/11/2018

Our Counselling MSc course provides you with a level of knowledge and skills in counselling which will allow you to develop as counsellors, and once you have gained further experience and client hours you will be able to pursue a range of professional opportunities. If you have a first degree in Psychology that is Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) accredited your postgraduate training opportunities will include doctoral training on British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited courses in Counselling Psychology.

Course

Highlights

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

Additional

Information

Placement

This course requires you to undertake a supervised placement of a minimum of 100 client hours plus supervision and a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and registered or accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is advised and professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for entry onto this course. The course may be used as a basis for personal accreditation with BACP once further experience and an additional 350 client hours have been gained.

Course Details

The course will also provide you with a range of skills that will be highly relevant to you if you are wishing to undertake further training in a range of related careers and specialisms. In addition to careers options, the degree will provide you with a range of communication skills and personal development skills that will be highly valued in a range of organisations and situations. Most of all, this course enables you to feel that you belong to a process of development that is enriching and supportive.

This course allows you to draw together different counselling theories and examine issues within a variety of contexts and situations. Course modules will concentrate upon developing your skills and therapeutic competencies and explore professional issues and organisational settings. Importantly, the course offers you the opportunity to maximise your self-awareness and reflect on your process and the way that others practice. The placement module allows you to take your competencies to organisations to work with clients.

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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 postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, 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

Upon completion of this course you may find employment opportunities within NHS settings or schools, as well as further or higher educational counselling settings. Various opportunities are available within organisational settings and police settings, as well as in continuing professional development (CPD) work. The government agenda for Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) offers good opportunity for trained counsellors.

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

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

You will need to hold a first or second class bachelors’ degree in order to be eligible to apply for this course. You will need to be prepared to carry out placements where you will be working with clients. You will need a high level of critical self-awareness and a willingness to reflect on your own process throughout this course. Voluntary or professional experience of support work with adults is desirable, but not essential.

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 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

  • Counselling Theory and Practice (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM107
    Core Module Y
  • Counselling Skills and Process (30 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM088
    Core Module Y
  • Self-Awareness and Reflectiveness (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM108
    Core Module Y
  • Placement and Supervision (30 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM090P
    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
  • Clinical Hours (0 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSYM076P
    Core Module N

Facilities &

Special Features

It is important that those attending this course are prepared to carry out a placement when they will be working with clients. Therefore, individuals on this course will need a high level of critical self-awareness and a willingness to reflect on their own process.

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

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,300
Part Time:£1,215 per 30 Credit Module

This course requires you to undertake a supervised placement of a minimum of 100 client hours plus supervision and a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and registered or accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is advised and professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for entry onto this course. The course may be used as a basis for personal accreditation with BACP once further experience and an additional 350 client hours have been gained.

Please note that all of the requirements listed above involve additional costs in addition to the course fee.

18/19 Tuition Fees

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

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750
International Part-time: Fee: £2,125  per 30 credit module

To count towards a professional body accreditation, such as UKCP or BACP, this course requires you to undertake a supervised placement practice of a minimum of 100 hours plus supervision and a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and registered or accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is advised and professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for entry onto this course.

Please note that all of the requirements listed above involve additional costs in addition to the course fee.

Tuition Fees 18/19

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 16/11/2018

  • Our Counselling MSc course provides you with a level of knowledge and skills in counselling which will allow you to develop as counsellors, and once you have gained further experience and client hours you will be able to pursue a range of professional opportunities. If you have a first degree in Psychology that is Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) accredited your postgraduate training opportunities will include doctoral training on British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited courses in Counselling Psychology.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Face-to-face client placement.
    • Credits can count towards a professional body accreditation with UKCP or BACP.
  • The course will also provide you with a range of skills that will be highly relevant to you if you are wishing to undertake further training in a range of related careers and specialisms. In addition to careers options, the degree will provide you with a range of communication skills and personal development skills that will be highly valued in a range of organisations and situations. Most of all, this course enables you to feel that you belong to a process of development that is enriching and supportive.

    This course allows you to draw together different counselling theories and examine issues within a variety of contexts and situations. Course modules will concentrate upon developing your skills and therapeutic competencies and explore professional issues and organisational settings. Importantly, the course offers you the opportunity to maximise your self-awareness and reflect on your process and the way that others practice. The placement module allows you to take your competencies to organisations to work with clients.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Placement

    This course requires you to undertake a supervised placement of a minimum of 100 client hours plus supervision and a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and registered or accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is advised and professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for entry onto this course. The course may be used as a basis for personal accreditation with BACP once further experience and an additional 350 client hours have been gained.

    • 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 postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, 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

      Upon completion of this course you may find employment opportunities within NHS settings or schools, as well as further or higher educational counselling settings. Various opportunities are available within organisational settings and police settings, as well as in continuing professional development (CPD) work. The government agenda for Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) offers good opportunity for trained counsellors.

  • You will need to hold a first or second class bachelors’ degree in order to be eligible to apply for this course. You will need to be prepared to carry out placements where you will be working with clients. You will need a high level of critical self-awareness and a willingness to reflect on your own process throughout this course. Voluntary or professional experience of support work with adults is desirable, but not essential.

    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 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

    • Counselling Theory and Practice (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM107
      Core Module Y
    • Counselling Skills and Process (30 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM088
      Core Module Y
    • Self-Awareness and Reflectiveness (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM108
      Core Module Y
    • Placement and Supervision (30 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM090P
      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
    • Clinical Hours (0 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSYM076P
      Core Module N
    • 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.

       

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,300
    Part Time:£1,215 per 30 Credit Module

    This course requires you to undertake a supervised placement of a minimum of 100 client hours plus supervision and a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and registered or accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is advised and professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for entry onto this course. The course may be used as a basis for personal accreditation with BACP once further experience and an additional 350 client hours have been gained.

    Please note that all of the requirements listed above involve additional costs in addition to the course fee.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    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

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750
    International Part-time: Fee: £2,125  per 30 credit module

    To count towards a professional body accreditation, such as UKCP or BACP, this course requires you to undertake a supervised placement practice of a minimum of 100 hours plus supervision and a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and registered or accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is advised and professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for entry onto this course.

    Please note that all of the requirements listed above involve additional costs in addition to the course fee.

    Tuition Fees 18/19

    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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