Taught course

Counselling Studies

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science
Qualifications
MSc(Res)

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess either an undergraduate degree or equivalent in social science, psychology or health studies or any undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and a professional qualification in counselling or psychotherapy.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

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.

The MSc by Research in Counselling Studies aims to provide students with advanced understandings of research design, data collection and data analysis issues in counselling research. The programme enables students to develop their understandings of debates about research, evidence and practice in relation to counselling and related practices.

Distinctive features of this degree include:

  • integration of generic social science and discipline-specific counselling research training;
  • social science approaches to research training in counselling;
  • close links with social science research concerned with counselling and society;
  • close links with social science research concerned with health, illness and health services.

The degree may be taken as a free-standing MSc or as a foundation for PhD studies. Candidates must complete a programme of research training courses and submit a dissertation on an approved topic.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc(Res)

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Research Secretary
Email
counselling.studies@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 651 3967