Taught course

Counselling Studies

University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess either a UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK, in any subject; or a good lower second class 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; All 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. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme offers advanced academic study of counselling and related practices. It aims to foster the development of critical reflection on the field by professionally qualified practitioners and others.

It complements professional training in counselling, by providing students from a range of backgrounds with critical perspectives on counselling and related practices.

This taught masters firmly locates the practice of counselling within the field of social-science enquiry. Distinctive features of this degree include close links with professional training in counselling and with social-science research concerned with counselling and society.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to International Students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://wwww.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Senior Secretary
+44 (0) 131 651 3931