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MSc Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies

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

This flexible course will enable you to advance your expertise in Counselling and Psychotherapy in the areas most relevant to your practice.

You will gain a deeper understanding of a range of psychological problems of varying degrees of severity and further develop your therapeutic skills.

To gain entry onto this course, you will need to be a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist and in practice.

You will:

  • Gain advanced skills for complex psycho therapeutic situations
  • Benefit from up-to-date thinking from experts in theory, practice and research
  • Conduct publishable research that creates a real impact

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 quizzes and tests, 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

Find out more about certain aspects of counselling with our short two-minute psychotherapy lectures from Dr Mark Widdowson, lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Salford.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

You will be a practising Counsellor and/or Psychotherapist, with professional membership - this includes newly qualified counsellors. You will be motivated to study Counselling and Psychotherapy at an advanced level to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Tuition fees

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£ 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

    93rd out of 118 7

    22nd out of 83 2

  • 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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