Taught course

Counselling

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

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess either a UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent, in any subject; or a 2:2 degree together with a strong personal statement, normally including relevant experience and/or references confirming aptitude for study at a postgraduate level; or professional qualifications equivalent to an honours degree; or other evidence of capacity to study at postgraduate level (eg references or relevant professional experience). Candidates should demonstrate high levels of motivation through their personal statement indicating why they wish to study counselling, and demonstrating an understanding of counselling and the capacity to reflect on personal aptitude for work in this field.

Counselling Approaches (PGCert); Counselling (PGDip); Counselling Studies (MSc)

Months of entry

September

Course content

The 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.

The programme 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.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

MCouns

part time
48 months

PGDip

part time
36 months

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Senior Secretary
Email
counselling.studies@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 651 3931