Taught course

Counselling Psychology

City, University of London · Department of Psychology
DPsych by taught

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants are normally required to have a 2:1 honours degree or above, have participated in counselling skills training, have the capacity to undertake research to doctoral level and have relevant work experience. On successful completion of Year 1, students are awarded an MSc in Counselling Psychology, if they hold the BPS Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR), and are eligible to proceed to Year 2 of the programme. Students without GBR are awarded an MSc in Psychological Counselling. Students completing all components of Year 1 with the exception of the Critical Literature Review will be awarded a Diploma.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is academically rigorous, whilst maintaining an equally strong commitment to personal and professional development. Postgraduate academic and professional training, research training and supervision are provided to the highest standard to ensure graduates leave the programme competent in understanding and evaluating the work of others and with the capacity to plan, execute and write-up their own original research in counselling psychology.

Candidates are introduced to a broad range of models and approaches to counselling psychology and are provided with the opportunity to develop more advanced competencies through specialisation. Experiential learning is integral and varied assessment methods reflect this.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required: TOEFL (internet based) 100 - 105 or IELTS an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest.

Fees and funding

  • Full-time EU: £9,000 per year (2015/16 fee; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000 per year (2015/16 fee; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)

The fees listed above are per year and may increase in subsequent years.

Qualification and course duration

DPsych by taught

full time
36 months

Course contact details

+44(0)20 7040 4564
+44 (0)20 7040 8580