Abertay University: Counselling
|Institution||Abertay University View institution profile|
|Department||School of Social and Health Sciences|
This course is designed to enable the student to engage in an intensive and demanding process of shared learning, which aims to prepare the student to become an ethical, professional, and reflective counselling practitioner. The course provides a learning experience that assists the student to develop a research-informed approach to counselling practice, and seeks to integrate theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and self-awareness to enhance the development of therapeutic relationships. In addition to classroom-based learning activities, student undertake a supervised counselling practice placement in an appropriate counselling agency in order to facilitate learning around the application of theory to practice, and to develop competence as a professional counsellor.
A limited number of fees-only PSAS places are available to those who meet the eligibility criteria of the Postgraduate Student Allowances Scheme of the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
Applicants should normally have:
An undergraduate degree (2.2 or better in any subject) which may be supplemented with professional experience and evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level
Overseas/EU - All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language and the University's minimum requirements are:
Assessment is through a range of methods including case-studies, theory essays, literature reviews, practice observations, and reflective accounts, along with reports from supervisors and practice placement.
Assessment tasks are integrated in to the course and spread through the three years.
Formative assessment is ongoing and the programme team provide feedback on practice skills and activities in class.
The core areas include:
- The pluralistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy
Abertay University is based in the heart of beautiful Dundee on Scotland’s east coast. We are the top modern university in Scotland (Guardian Good University Guide 2019) and pride ourselves on a range of postgraduate courses aimed at preparing you for the industries and jobs of the modern world.
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