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Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies MSc

Newman University, Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Newman University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary


This course is accredited by the Universities Psychotherapy Counselling Association (UPCA) of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UCKP).

The primary aim of the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies is to facilitate students’ academic and practical professional development as part of the requirements for professional registration in psychotherapeutic counselling/psychotherapy. This allows them in order to be able to practice as Psychotherapeutic Counsellors or Psychotherapists in a range of public, private and voluntary sector contexts.

The MSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy provides an initial professional training in counselling and sets students on the journey towards becoming psychotherapists. It combines academic learning, reflection and clinical work. Principally aimed at providing an initial training in working with adults, the programme also includes an introduction to working with young people.

Integrative Approach

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy is an approach to therapy which draws on and synthesises a range of core models in counselling & psychotherapy.
At Newman we particularly focus on Gestalt, Psychodynamic, and CBT models. This programme is based on a Gestalt – based assimilative integrative model.
We place the therapeutic relationship at the heart of the model and of our way of working

Graduates will also be eligible to progress to our Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies. The completion of both the MSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies, Certificate in Professional Practice and the Advanced Diploma may lead to eligibility for UKCP registration as an Integrative Psychotherapist trained to work with adults. This route to UKCP registration will take a minimum of 4 years and requires students to complete a minimum of 450 hours of supervised clinical practice.

Why study this course?

This course is ideal if you want to train professionally as a counsellor or to begin the journey to becoming a psychotherapist.
Newman University has run a postgraduate training programme in psychotherapy for a several years, and has a long tradition of providing counselling training. As such, the University has a strong reputation in this area.
The programme combines practitioner training with the development of research skills, taught by specialist research-active lecturing staff.
You will train as a practitioner able to work principally with adult clients, but will also gain an introduction to working with young people.

Course Structure

The MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (and associated Certificate in Professional Practice, which is mandatory for MSc students) offers 3 years of professional study in counselling and psychotherapy and meets the taught component requirements for professional registration with UKCP in psychotherapeutic counselling, and the first three years of the four-year requirement for psychotherapy registration with UKCP.

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University information

Newman University, Birmingham

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  • Campus address

    Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, Birmingham, B32 3NT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    112th out of 118

    79th out of 79 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    98 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46.0 46%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    96 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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