Taught course

Psychological Therapy

Institution
London Metropolitan University · Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Successful applicants for the MSc must demonstrate the following attributes: -Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society -Usually a minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree in Psychology (2:1) -Practical experience of using counselling skills in an emotionally demanding helping role gained over at least one year prior to application, and ideally some training in counselling skills -A level of professional and theoretical understanding adequate to support work in practice placements with vulnerable clients from the beginning of the programme -Evidence of personal maturity, self-awareness and reflective capacity -A clear and appropriate rationale for wanting to train as a counselling psychologist -Evidence of a realistic appreciation of and capacity to undertake professional training and research at postgraduate level -Research interests relevant to the field of counselling psychology, and an ability to think about how these could be developed into a viable research project. Applicants for the doctoral programme must submit a short draft research proposal.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course enables individuals with an interest or professional experience in the provision of psychological therapies to gain further relevant knowledge and relevant experience, and the possibility of continuing onto the complete a professional doctorate in counselling psychology.

The MSc in Psychological Therapy is the equivalent of Year 1 of the professional doctorate in counselling psychology. Students who complete all of the Year 1 modules from the doctoral programme but who not complete the full doctoral programme can take the award of MSc in Psychological Therapy. A small number of places is usually available each year for applicants who just wish to apply for the MSc and not the full doctoral programme. This award does not confer eligibility to apply for HPC registration as a counselling psychologist or BPS chartered psychologist status. But it may be of interest to individuals seeking to gain experience in the field of counselling psychology or who do not intend to practice in the UK; or those who seeking to gain a qualification that is supportive of their professional development in a current area of related activity, e.g. assistant psychologists, mental health practitioners, psychotherapists or counsellors. Students can also apply to complete smaller numbers of modules from Year 1 of the programme to be eligible for the interim awards of Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological therapy (120 credits) or Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological therapy /Applied Psychology Studies (60 credits).
Applicants state on their application forms whether they wish to enrol for the masters or doctoral programme, and whether they wish study in full or part time mode. The same initial admissions criteria (see part 2, section 3) are applied to all applicants, whether they wish to complete the full doctoral programme or just the MSc. Students can also apply to complete smaller numbers of modules from Year 1 of the programme to be eligible for the interim awards of Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological therapy (120 credits) or Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Therapy/Applied Psychology Studies (60 credits).

Information for international students

International applicants must possess an English language qualification demonstrating proficiency of an IELTS minimum of 7 with no element below 6.5 or TOEL IBT min 110 with a minimum of 26 in reading and a minimum of 28 in writing speaking and reading.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@londonmet.ac.uk
Phone
020 7133 4202