Taught course

Counselling Children and Young People

University of Northampton · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally have a first or second class bachelors' degree and an Introduction to Counselling Course. Voluntary or professional experience of work with children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 7 minimum all categories (or equivalent). Candidates will normally have a first or second class bachelors' degree. On-course requirements: To count towards a professional body accreditation, such as UKCP or BACP, the course require students to undertake a supervised placement practice of a minimum of 100 hours and a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and BACP or UKCP accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check are also mandatory. These requirements imply additional costs on the top of the fee.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Counselling Children and Young People MSc is a multidisciplinary course that aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge and understanding that underpins practice in the area of Counselling with Children, Young People and their families.

This course supports you in developing your skills and theoretical knowledge of counselling with children, young people and their families. If you have a particular interest in counselling work with children then this course is designed with you in mind, allowing you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in this field. This course will allow you to study alongside practitioners from health, social or voluntary services who work with children and young people, as well as graduates of psychology and other social and behavioural sciences, allowing you to learn from each other’s experiences as well as course materials.

The course is taught by experienced counsellors and therapists that have varied backgrounds and specialisms. This course is also supported by practitioners from allied professions (e.g. psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatric nursing, law and psychiatry).

You have the option to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling with Children and Young People or can complete all of the modules needed to be awarded an MSc in Counselling Children and Young People.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part Time Year 1 £3,645 (90 Credits) / Year 2 £3,645* (90 Credits)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01604 735500