Taught course

Counselling and Psychotherapy

University of Strathclyde · School of Psychological Sciences and Health

Entry requirements

For entry to our MSc you must have a:

  • 2:1 or above Undergraduate degree or a Masters degree
  • certificate in counselling skills; completed or in the process of completion. This could be the COSCA certificate or the equivalent. The equivalent must contain at least 40 hours of counselling skills practice in triads, teach the basics of person-centred counselling and make use of large or tutor groups for processing.
  • strong personal statement about why you've chosen to work with the person-centred approach

For entry to our part-time programme, we're also considering the below:

A2:2 or above Undergraduate degree plus;

  • COSCA certificate (or equivalent)
  • substantial experience working in the field of mental health
  • strong personal statement

Other qualifications deemed acceptable, together with;

  • 10 years plus of experience working in the field of mental health
  • COSCA certificate (or equivalent)
  • strong personal statement

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Person-centred-experiential counselling and psychotherapy is internationally recognised. Evidence suggests it's one of the leading therapeutic approaches to mental health and wellbeing, and it continues to develop important practical applications and theoretical knowledge.

Our long-established postgraduate courses in counselling have offered a unique opportunity to gain in-depth experience of the person-centred-experiential methods applied in counselling and psychotherapy, to Masters level. Our courses have an international reputation and attract students from the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA, China, and India.

The MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy course has been restructured to meet evolving standards for evidence-based practice, rising educational standards, increased professional regulation, and rapid social and economic change. You'll gain a solid grounding and thorough integration of theory, research and practice, as well as a capacity to engage with the wider field of human distress and wellbeing, including private, public and third sector mental health agencies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Psychological Sciences & Health
+44 (0) 141 548 2700