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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Bangor University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About This Course

Our MSc in Counselling aims to prepare you to take an active role as a member of the professional counselling/psychotherapy community.

This course explores a range of psychological approaches and therapeutic methods to provide holistic training in adult counselling. You will learn about the Humanistic approach and person-centred therapy, psychodynamic approach and psychoanalytic therapy, behavioural approach and behaviour therapy, and cognitive approach and cognitive therapy. You will also be introduced to several integrative approaches, such as REBT and TA. In addition, you will take part in practical activities to develop your communication skills and introduce therapeutic techniques into your practice.

This extensive curriculum will equip you to work with clients across various settings, and provide you with a toolkit of evidence-based techniques and relationship-focused methods. This course will also include a solid foundation in Psychology and Research, so that you will graduate with all of the skills needed to apply for doctorate level study or work in an empirically-based practice.

Course Content

What will you study on this course?

This course trains you in integrative counselling, and this means that your training will combine elements from different approaches and therapies around therapeutic principles:

A relationship between the therapist and client which incorporates the core conditions will provide a framework for therapeutic work leading to change;
Thoughts, feelings, and behaviour reflect past patterns of relating and can be reformed by exploring experiences within the boundaries of this therapeutic framework;
Cognitive schemas and behavioural patterns established in this past and reinforced in the present can be modified for the future through challenge and experimentation both within and beyond this safe therapeutic relationship.

Careers

One in four adults experience at least one mental health difficulty in any given year and mental health issues account for the largest single cause of disability in the UK (Mental Health Taskforce Strategy, Feb 2016).

The NHS committed to a transformation of mental health care across the UK and pledged to invest more than one billion pounds a year by 2020/21. As a result of this commitment and the increasing need for mental health support, employment opportunities in counselling are likely to expand in the near future. Graduates from this course will be particularly well equipped to succeed in this growing market.

Application deadline

11 June 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Bangor University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    83rd out of 83 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    102 59%

    77th

    43
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    81st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    44th

    25

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