University of Northampton: Counselling
|Institution||University of Northampton View institution profile|
|Department||Faculty of Health, Education and Society|
|Telephone||0300 303 2772|
Our Counselling MSc course provides you with a level of knowledge and skills in counselling which will allow you to develop as counsellors, and once you have gained further experience and client hours you will be able to pursue a range of professional opportunities. If you have a first degree in Psychology that is Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) accredited your postgraduate training opportunities will include doctoral training on British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited courses in Counselling Psychology.
The course will also provide you with a range of skills that will be highly relevant to you if you are wishing to undertake further training in a range of related careers and specialisms. In addition to careers options, the degree will provide you with a range of communication skills and personal development skills that will be highly valued in a range of organisations and situations. Most of all, this course enables you to feel that you belong to a process of development that is enriching and supportive.
This course allows you to examine different counselling theories and issues within a variety of contexts and situations. Course modules will concentrate upon developing your skills and therapeutic competencies within organisational settings. Importantly, the course offers you the opportunity to maximise your self-awareness and reflect on your process and as well as the way that others practice. The placement module allows you to take your competencies to organisations to work with clients.
Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present-day professional practice as well as building your ability to make evidence-based decisions. Current issues within counselling and therapy will be considered critically with particular emphasis on their relationship to client practice.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
You will need to hold a first or second class bachelors’ degree in order to be eligible to apply for this course. You will need to be prepared to carry out placements where you will be working with clients. You will need a high level of critical self-awareness and a willingness to reflect on your own process throughout this course. Voluntary or professional experience of support work with adults is desirable, but not essential.
If English is not your first language you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 7 in all categories (or equivalent).
Assessment methods include coursework and a dissertation. The dissertation will require you to write 12,000 to 15,000 words on any aspect of counselling. Many counselling students take a qualitative approach to their research and previous dissertations have included working with autistic clients, the implications of money for therapists and a personal experience of bereavement.
|EU||1215 GBP for Module|
|England||1215 GBP for Module|
|Northern Ireland||1215 GBP for Module|
|Scotland||1215 GBP for Module|
|Wales||1215 GBP for Module|
|International||2125 GBP for Module|
University of Northampton
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