Taught course

Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

University of Leicester · Institute of Lifelong Learning

Entry requirements

Potential applicants for the PG Diploma must have a first degree or relelevant professional qualification (eg nursing, social work, youth and community work); have attended a foundation course in counselling of at least 50 taught hours; a minimum 50 hours of basic counselling training; have a minimum of 2 years' relevant work experience; and be aged 23 years or over. Counselling placement required from start of Year 2.

Months of entry


Course content

PGDip provides a thorough education and training in psychodynamic counselling. Personal Development Groups, and group supervision, are an integral part of the course. Taught syllabus covers comprehensive grounding in psychodynamic model, developmental themes, counselling relationship and therapeutic frame in Year One; and modalities of counselling, and major presenting issues in counselling in Year 2. MA: attendance at Research Methods module and 20,000 word research dissertation.

Information for international students

The MA/PG Diploma course is offered as part-time study, and is only open to International Students who have eligibility for residency in the UK. Evidence of English language competency required.

Fees and funding

Self-funding, sponsoring organisation/employer, Career Development Loan, or BACP Bursary. Fees may be paid by termly instalment.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations8
Written coursework / continuous assessment75
Professional practice17

Course contact details

Course Administrator
+44 (0) 116 242 2615
+44 (0) 116 251 1128