Taught course

Clinical Counselling

Institution
University of Chester · Department of Social and Political Science
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Acceptance on the programme is subject attendance of a personal interview and group workshop. As part of the interview, you will be asked to complete a Candidate Selection Form. This information will be used as the basis for your one to one interview to inform selection for the programme. This is provided in advance so that you have time to prepare your answers, but does not need to be completed beforehand.

Prior to the start of the course, applicants will be expected to have:

  • Successfully completed a minimum intermediate counselling qualification at Level 2 with attendance. You will be expected to obtain a reference from the tutor of this course.
  • Obtained a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree, professional qualification or equivalent.
  • Applicants must apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Occupational Health check, and register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Master’s course provides professional education for developing particular qualities in relationship with others, enabling individuals to discover their own resources for a more creative, optimistic and autonomous way of being that is key to counselling.

Course overview

The complexities of modern life present many situations in which counselling can be valuable.

Our Master’s course provides professional education for developing particular qualities in relationship with others, enabling individuals to discover their own resources for a more creative, optimistic and autonomous way of being that is key to counselling.

Why Study Clinical Counselling with us?

Our Clinical Counselling course builds on the University’s reputation of offering quality professional training in counselling for a number of years. The course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and our MA is one of a few accredited MA courses in a university setting in the country.

The course reflects the ethos of the person-centred approach to counselling, although there is the opportunity to explore other established approaches.

There is also the chance to produce a small-scale Research Dissertation in an area of interest in the field of counselling.

How will I be taught?

There are a variety of learning methods, including interactive seminars, small and large group interaction, residential weekends, triad groups, experiential exercises, and student presentations.

The course follows a modular structure and is delivered over three years on a part-time basis for one full day a week.

2018 entry study day - Wednesday

2019 entry study day - Friday

2020 entry study day - Thursday

9.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via coursework of 5,000 words or an equivalent (excluding the Research Dissertation). Coursework will take the form of essays, case studies, recording and critique of sessions, reports and portfolio.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
36 months

Further details of qualification

The course has British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accreditation.

Course contact details

Name
Department of Social and Political Sciences
Email
sps@chester.ac.uk