Entry requirements

Minimum of a 2:2 in psychology or a related subject, or professional experience in the area of study.

If you’re not sure about anything listed here, please email our admissions team or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Months of entry


Course content

Offering the opportunity to transform people’s lives through counselling

The MSc in Psychological Therapy provides a thorough grounding in the professional practice of counselling, building upon current principles of cognitive neuroscience. This foundation will allow students to acquire a coherent and effective basis to their practice, rooted in current evidence-based models. This includes the major strands of person centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy. The course focuses on developing reflective, self-aware, safe and competent counsellors who have a thorough understanding of the development of the person, group processes, and the development of the therapeutic relationship.

Career Prospects

  • As well as offering accreditation by the National Counselling Society (subject to approval), the MSc in Psychological Therapy will provide you with a thorough grounding in this growing professional area of psychology
  • It is also the first step in a sequence of awards that build towards full professional status as a Counselling Psychologist. Students may continue on the postgraduate diploma in professional practice to gain HCPC registration, and then complete the doctorate to achieve full British Psychological Society Chartered Status.

What makes this course unique?

  • The flexible method of delivery makes the course more accessible and easier to fit around existing commitments such as current employment.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Additional Costs

Fees and funding

Scholarships and Bursaries

Student finance resources

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register here and search for our AECC University College.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team