Taught course


University of Brighton · School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Degree and experience
Applicants will have a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (equivalent to 120 masters-level credits).

Although the MSc is a continuation of our postgraduate diplomas,

applications are welcomed from those who have been awarded an equivalent qualification in counselling from other universities.

Months of entry


Course content

The Psychotherapy MSc allows graduates of our postgraduate diplomas in psychotherapeutic counselling to further their professional and academic training.

The MSc involves two further years of study in which you build on your chosen theoretical base and develop ways of working with complex presentations of human distress. You also develop skills in research design and implementation specific to the profession of psychotherapy.

The course is a unique opportunity to undertake a more general psychotherapy training, building on the cross-modality philosophy and approach of the practitioners in the counselling and psychotherapy division at Brighton.

The course is accredited by the Universities Training College of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644