Research course

Counselling Studies

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in social science, psychology or a health-related discipline.

We will also consider your application if your degree is in another subject but you have a professional qualification in counselling or psychotherapy.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc by Research in Counselling Studies provides students with a comprehensive understanding of research design, data collection and data analysis for research in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

It offers an advanced education to students interested in developing research skills, including qualified counselling and psychotherapy practitioners and social science researchers.

Counselling and psychotherapy specialise in qualitative, reflexive and critical approaches to research, and have particular expertise in practice-based research that draws directly on practitioners' own therapeutic work, on the client's experience of therapy, and in narrative, reflexive and auto-ethnographic methods.

We are especially keen to encourage research concerned with the interface between counselling, psychotherapy and social, cultural and political life.

Our research portfolio is highly interdisciplinary, integrating concepts, practices and scholarship from counselling and psychotherapy, psychology, sociology, philosophy, education, cultural studies, health and social care, and other social sciences.

Our interests include disability, gender, trauma, abuse, counselling children and young people, and sexualities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
PGRAdmissions.Health@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 5144