Taught course

Psychosexual Therapy

University of Central Lancashire · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Applicants must have graduate status and will come from fields with a relevance to psychosexual practice (i.e. medicine, nursing, midwifery, counselling & psychotherapy, sexual health.

All applicants will be interviewed and may need to complete the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills prior to entry onto the MSc Psychosexual Therapy.

Months of entry


Course content

The course will be delivered by practitioners who have a wealth of psychosexual experience between them. This is currently the most northerly psychosexual course available within the UK.

You’ll be required to take three theoretical modules in year 1, that will prepare you for the practitioner module and you will also need to complete a minimum of 120 hours client work across one academic year. In years 3 & 4 you will undertake a robust piece of empirical research and potentially complete the requisite number of hours for COSRT Psychotherapist Accreditation.

The course takes a Psycho-Bio-Medical Approach to the field of Psychosexual Medicine You will be introduced to the course and basic sexual and relationship theory. You will then study Relationships: Models and Interventions; and Diversity of Psychosexual Needs before taking the Psychosexual Practitioner module that is delivered over one academic year. You’ll also be required to complete an Introduction to Postgraduate Research module. The second year is closely linked to the practice of psychosexual therapy for which you will take a year-long placement in a psychosexual therapy clinic close to your area of employment.

For students who complete the MSc, are successful in completing COSRT accreditation, and who meet UKCP’s further requirements, may be eligible for UKCP registration.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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