Taught course

Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Professional Training)

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have the following:

  • Honours degree, normally 2.2 or above in any subject
  • Certificate in counselling of 90 or more hours in duration or recognised counselling degree.

Months of entry


Course content

During this course you will undertake an in-depth study of the person-centred approach to counselling. You will gain an overview of therapeutic models and current developments in theory and practice. There will also be an opportunity for you to take part in intensive skills development and supervision of practice, alongside widespread opportunities for personal development. This course provides a balance between academic work, skills development, professional practice, and individual personal development and self-awareness.

Students who successfully complete all aspects of the professional training and do not wish to progress onto the full MSc can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Those who complete the dissertation module will receive a full Masters qualification.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquires
+44 (0)161 295 4545