Taught course


York St John University · School of Psychological and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Students who register in the first instance for the Masters programme must normally have a good honours degree, i.e. 2:2 and above because of the demands of study at Masters' level. Students who register in the first instance for the Postgraduate Diploma will have relevant academic and professional qualifications which equate to satisfactory completion of the appropriate prior learning recognised as equivalent to 360 credits including at least 60 credits at level 2, and at least 60 credits at level 3 on the University's modular course system.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA course is a postgraduate qualification which allows practising counsellors and psychotherapists and in addition supports allied health professions who have an interest in counselling and psychotherapy, to explore contemporary counselling and psychotherapy issues. The course in addition to developing understanding of the theoretical field, extends critical ability in relation to practice and develops research awareness and capacity.

Information for international students

In line with University policy there is a requirement that international student’s meet the English language requirements of an overall IELTS score of 6.5. The written element must be at level 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see York St John University website here: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees--funding/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Subject Administrator for Counselling
01904 876583