Taught course

Counselling

Institution
Abertay University · School of Social and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a good Honours degree or relevant professional qualification, prior experience in a work role that involves the use of counselling skills, and have completed at least 120 hours of introductory training/study of counselling skills, theory and professional issues. In addition to the entrance requirements of the University, all applicants for counselling courses must satisfy a Disclosure Scotland check.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides an opportunity to participate in high-quality innovative training in an integrative approach to counselling, which encompasses concepts and methods from constructionist, narrative and common factors theory and practice. Course members are part of a supportive learning community, in which they are encouraged to face up to the significant challenges involved in therapeutic work with individuals whose lives have been visited by fear, hopelessness and meaninglessness.

Information for international students

All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language. The University's minimum requirements are IELTS 6.0 (with no band lower than 5.5); or a suitable equivalent qualification.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation20 (10000 words)
Submit professional journal20

Course contact details

Name
Joe Armstrong
Email
sro@abertay.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 308700
Fax
+44 (0)1382 308749