Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to an honours degree. All applicants should be a member of a relevant professional body with a code of ethics and have access to appropriate professional practice. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed on the webpage.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Months of entry
Gain the specialist training to boost your health-related skills and professional development. You will further your understanding of contemporary theories in psychological therapies by analysing key issues and debates in counselling and psychotherapy. You will explore cognitive behavioural therapy approaches to therapeutic practice, as well as social psychological theory and research into group therapy.
As well as supporting your professional growth, your course will allow you to specialise in your chosen area of interest. Some of the diverse modules have an experiential component, others require purely academic study, and some will be useful for psychologists undertaking an independent route to The British Psychological Society's Counselling Psychology Chartership.
Information for international students
This course requires an IELTS score of 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Fees and funding
Please see the funding page for more details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admission Enquiries
- +44 (0)113 812 3113