Taught course

Counselling

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science
Qualifications
MCounsPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

You should demonstrate a high level of motivation through your personal statement, indicating why you wish to study counselling, and demonstrating an understanding of counselling and the capacity to reflect on personal aptitude for work in this field.

We will also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with a strong personal statement and relevant experience or references confirming aptitude for study at postgraduate level.

We may also consider your application if you have other professional qualifications or experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme aims to foster the development of critically reflective practitioners who are able to work in a variety of settings with a broad range of people. It is founded in dialogue between the person-centred approach and psychodynamic perspectives in counselling.

The Master of Counselling is validated professionally by COSCA at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels. It is a flexible, student-centred training process with a strong emphasis on practice, including a counselling placement.

A distinctive feature of this degree is its focus on the student’s individual counselling practice with clients, which normally begins in year two.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MCouns
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Senior Secretary
Email
counselling.studies@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 3890