Taught course

Systemic Counselling

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc Systemic Counselling must be practising as a counsellor and must fulfil BACP qualification criteria or be BACP accredited, or demonstrate equivalent qualification and experience. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable. Those without such qualifications and those applying for the PG Cert in Systemic Counselling are considered on an individual basis and prior experience may be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

The award provides a framework for theoretical understanding and skills development in the application of a systemic approach to working with individual adults and children, couples and families as well as supervision of counselling practice. Alongside these frameworks, students can enjoy a detailed analysis of models and practices in supervision, including an understanding of wider systemic influences that impact practice.

This MSc programme aims to provide an integrated and coherent programme based on an interactional approach that focuses on holistic thinking and is grounded in systems theory. It is designed to equip counsellors to meet challenges in practice in health and social care, as well as the wider multi-disciplinary context.

Course content
You will study the following modules:
- Foundation in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
- Using Systemic Practice in the Work Setting
- Research Methods
- Counselling Supervision and Consultation

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
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01443 654050