Applicants should normally have a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling or Psychotherapy or Professional Training at Postgraduate level in Clinical Supervision and a relevant degree.
Applicants are asked to complete a research topic proposal and submit this with their application. Further details can be found at this link.
All suitable candidates, unless progressing from the Postgraduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy at Leeds Beckett University, 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.
Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.
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
In response to the growing demand for psychotherapy treatment in the UK, we offer a course that provides the in-depth training and therapeutic approach required to become a professional psychotherapist. If you already hold a postgraduate diploma in counselling or psychotherapy, then this one year top-up course gives you the opportunity to obtain a masters qualification by studying two research modules.
You will be introduced to the appropriate methods of research in the field of psychotherapy and use this knowledge to form a research proposal. You will then complete a dissertation on a subject area of your choice but relating to psychotherapeutic practice.
Providing a comprehensive grounding in the use of interpersonal and counselling skills, your course will also provide an advanced critical and reflexive understanding of the theory, practice and established methods of psychotherapy used in professional practice.
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