Taught course

Counselling Psychology

Keele University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Open to graduates with a good degree or equivalent, for example, professional qualifications. Applicants must demonstrate emotional maturity and a capacity for sustained self-directed study, ability to present written exposition of information and argument, to work experientially as a member of a small group, an awareness of self and of the nature of prejudice and oppression. These need to be addressed in their personal statements in the application form. Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of at least 7.0 with at least 6.5 in each sub-test (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The programme aims to equip successful students with the knowledge and expertise to support their work as professional humanistic counsellors. It integrates ongoing professional practice with academic studying at Master level and facilitates student learning professional practice, theory and self development. The programme offers a thorough theoretical grounding in Counselling Psychology and an introduction to research methodology. The principles underpinning the programme are empowerments, holistic development, relationships and community. A new route has been developed through the Masters fore those students who do not wish to engage in supervised counselling practice 'MSC IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES'

Information for international students

We welcome applications from overseas students and our programmes have students from a range of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Fees and funding

University Bursaries may be available

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice50
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Jo Gravano
+44 (0)1782 733578
+44 (0)1782 733578