Taught course


University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 Honours degree in Psychology. Other qualifications, together with appropriate experience, or substantial related experience alone, will be considered.

Please see the University website for more comprehensive entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

If you're passionate about therapeutic care, our MSc Counselling programme will bring you a step closer to a career in counselling or clinical psychology. You will strengthen your theoretical knowledge, debate issues and hone your research skills, all of which you can apply to your career in healthcare.

You can tailor your course to your preferences by choosing from a number of pathways. You also have the option to study part-time, providing you with a flexible degree that can fit alongside your busy life. After you've completed the course, you'll be able to register for professional training or further study. Whatever your career interests may be, we will support you to become a confident and experienced counselling practitioner.

Key features

  • Available as a full-time (one year) or part-time (up to six years) course
  • The opportunity to complete Intermediate Counselling Awards, providing flexibility for our students
  • A combination of teaching methods including group seminars, lead lectures, individual tutorials and online resources
  • Staff with extensive experience in a range of psychology and psychotherapeutic settings

Information for international students

International students must hold a qualification equivalent to a UK first or second class honours degree.

The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12-72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01905 855111