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MSc Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Supervision)

University of Salford

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Structured around an in-depth clinical supervision training module, this flexible course will enable you to advance your expertise in Counselling and Psychotherapy in the areas most relevant to your professional practice.

The practice-based focus of the course will enable you to train as a clinical supervisor and further develop your therapeutic skills; applying what you learn in complex professional contexts.

The course further develops your critical understanding of the theoretical knowledge which underpins practice and enhances your ability to critically appraise research evidence.

Only fully qualified, professional counsellors or psychotherapists can apply for this course. If you are not qualified, please apply for the MSc/PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Professional Training). However, only fully qualified, professional counsellors or psychotherapists can apply for the MSc/PGDip Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Supervision).

You will:

  • Be equipped with advanced knowledge relating to Counselling and Psychotherapy through a flexible structure that enables you to tailor the course to best fit your professional training needs
  • Enhance your employment and earning prospects as a supervisor
  • Benefit from up-to-date thinking from experts in theory, practice and research

TEACHING:

This award is aimed at meeting the needs of qualified counsellors who have already completed professional training in counselling. Students select the combination of modules which is best geared to meeting their individual training needs. A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed, particularly:

  • Theory and practice related lectures
  • Experiential workshops
  • Experiential group work

ASSESSMENT:

The evaluation takes the form of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments enable students to gauge their learning and development during the course of each module and to prepare them for summative assessment. Formative assessments vary from module to module and include peer and tutor review and feedback on the development of written work both in class and electronically online. The learning is experientially driven and enquiry-led, with opportunities review of assimilation of knowledge, critical skills and conceptualisations. Formative assessment is conducted via a range of methods such as reflective reviews, blogs, and face-to-face and online discussion groups.

Summative assessment strategies will include:

  • Written essays addressing issues of theory and practice
  • Portfolios addressing issues of theory and practice
  • Presentations (including poster presentations) addressing issues of theory and practice
  • Supervised research dissertation

WHAT YOUNEED TO KNOW

APPLICANT PROFILE

You will be a qualified Counsellor and/or Psychotherapist, with professional membership and at least a year of post-qualification practice. You will be motivated to train to be a clinical supervisor and study Counselling and Psychotherapy at an advanced level and to deepen your knowledge, practice and critical thinking skills. You may have aspirations to influence policy-making, commissioning and service delivery as well as to strengthen your own practice.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,030per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 123 3

    93rd out of 118 7

    22nd out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    114 52%

    81st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    107th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    117 55%

    68th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    86th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    96th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    127 73%

    31st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    32nd

    20

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