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Counselling MCouns, PgCert, PgDip

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    MCoun - Master in Counselling

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

This programme aims to foster the development of critically reflective practitioners who are able to work in a variety of settings with a broad range of people. It is founded in dialogue between the person-centred approach and psychodynamic perspectives in counselling.

The Master of Counselling is validated professionally by Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels. It is a flexible, student-centred training process with a strong emphasis on practice, including a counselling placement.

A distinctive feature of this degree is its focus on the student’s individual counselling practice with clients, which normally begins in year two.

Career opportunities

Many employers today require masters qualifications for management positions in counselling and psychotherapy. With the Master of Counselling, you can join the many Edinburgh graduates who now hold senior positions in the field, and contribute to the development of counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and across the world.

As a graduate, you could also gain employment as a counsellor and psychotherapist working in the statutory, voluntary/non-government and private sectors. You can enter private practice, or use your counselling training and allied skills in communication and project management to enhance your career in a related profession, such as healthcare, social work, nursing or education.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 79 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    143 83%

    4th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    60th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    56th

    31

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