Taught course


University of Brighton · School of Applied Social Science

Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in writing. Degree and/or experience: Applicants will have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (equivalent to 120 masters-level credits).


Months of entry


Course content

This course is recruiting its first intake in the October 2012. It has been accredited by Universities Training College (UTC) of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and therefore provides its graduates with a route onto the National Register of Psychotherapists for registration as a Psychotherapist.

The MSc in Psychotherapy provides graduates of both Postgraduate Diplomas in Therapeutic Counselling (either Humanistic or Psychodynamic) with the opportunity to further their professional and academic training. It will comprise of a further two years of study during which time students will deepen and broaden their chosen theoretical base in practice as well as develop ways of working with complex presentations of human distress. They will also develop skills in research design and implementation specific to the profession of psychotherapy. Students will need to be in therapeutic practice under supervision and attend weekly personal psychotherapy.

In addition, the course has the following professional requirements:
Weekly personal psychotherapy with a UKCP registered psychotherapist
Psychotherapy practice under supervision of a UKCP registered psychotherapist

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international students who meet the entry requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please contact us directly for exact tuition fees for this course
International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Pamela Howard, course leader
01273 643988