Taught course

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Regent's University London · Regent's School of Psychotherapy and Psychology

Entry requirements

For entry to the MA we require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any discipline* as well as a Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling of a minimum of 120 hours**.

We also require at least six months’ professional experience in an allied area (such as nursing, social work, teaching, human resources or mediation) or in a voluntary capacity seeing individuals in a helping or supportive context (such as befriending, mentoring or telephone helpline counselling).

Applicants are required to have sufficient maturity and life experience to be capable of undertaking clinical training. Experience of personal therapy is desirable, but not required.

Please note: applicants will be expected to attend an interview before an unconditional offer can be made.

*If you have not completed an undergraduate degree you are required to have at least two years’ experience of working professionally in an allied area or in a voluntary capacity seeing individuals in a helping or supportive context.
**It is desirable to have completed RUL’s Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling.

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we also require proof of English proficiency. Please refer to our website for further details.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling provides an intermediate pre-professional training, and includes taught, clinical, experiential and self-directed components.

Upon completion you will be able to go on to the final stage of training that leads to eligibility for UKCP membership as an integrative or existential psychotherapist.

Information for international students

We host one of the most diverse student bodies in the United Kingdom, welcoming students from over 140 countries around the world. Each year more than 900 students choose us as their study-abroad destination. Regent's is an independent institution, so all students pay the same tuition fees, regardless of nationality.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Fees 2013/14
Annual tuition fee: £6,650
Registration fee: £920(refundable)
Dissertation submission fee: £1,500

Please refer to our website for information on scholarships, bursaries and funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7487 7505
+44 (0)20 7487 7425