Any one of the following is required for entry: •a relevant second-class honours degree (or above) (eg social science) •any second-class honours degree plus basic counselling skills or training/experience •a relevant professional qualification – (eg social work, nursing, teaching, youth work). In exceptional circumstances, candidates without a degree or professional qualification may be considered if they can demonstrate equivalent relevant learning and experience together with the ability to write to the required standard. Presentation of a portfolio of the candidate’s work plus evidence of relevant experience will be required. Experience of working in a helping role is desirable for all applicants and required for those without any formal qualifications. Evidence of reflective capacity and commitment to their personal development is required for all candidates. Due to this course being part-time, it is not suitable for international students. The MA programme staff interview approximately once a month from February until August. As places are limited and this is a popular course, we advise you to apply as early as possible. If you are offered a place on this programme, you will be required to make a non-refundable deposit of £500 within two weeks of being made the offer.
Months of entry
The course, accredited by the BACP, is based on an integrative relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy, which has been developed over many years by our cutting-edge teaching team. Our integrative approach, at the forefront of counselling and psychotherapy theory, practice and research, incorporates aspects from three main therapeutic traditions; person-centred, cognitive and psychodynamic. You will be encouraged to explore psychological processes and experiences from these different perspectives, and recognise the theoretical, personal and cultural assumptions which influence your work.
Information for international students
Applicants from overseas for whom English is not their first language must comply with the University's minimum requirement for Masters degrees for proficiency in the English language. This is currently British Council IELTS at band 6.5 with no less than 6 in each band of the test.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)20 8392 3232