Taught course

Therapeutic Counselling

University of Greenwich · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • An honours degree of normally 2:1 or above.
  • Knowledge of counselling skills as demonstrated by a formal qualification (e.g., Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills)
  • Some experience of working with people in a helping capacity.
  • Supply two professional references

Applicants seeking direct entry are required to present a portfolio demonstrating successful equivalent postgraduate certificate level training. It may be possible to gain exemption from the first year, allowing you to complete in two years. However, the resulting MSc would not be a BACP-accredited award.

Months of entry


Course content

Make a career change into counselling or enhance your professional practice with a part-time master’s degree in therapeutic counselling with flexible entry options.

Counsellors are essential to the mental wellbeing of a wide range of people in our society. Our therapeutic counselling master's will suit anyone with prior experience in a helping capacity (e.g. social services, nursing or education) who wishes to change career. It can also help you enhance your current professional practice with its insight into the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.

You'll be taught by a team of clinical- and research-active experts, who will provide a range of therapeutic counselling techniques derived from Clarkson's integrative model of the therapeutic relationship (2003). You'll also learn to examine and reflect upon counselling theory in relation to contextual and cultural issues. Graduates of this course will fulfil the training needs for British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accreditation.

Information for international students

Applicants without English as their first language, should also have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with no element below 5.5, or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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020 8331 9000