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MSc Counselling and Positive Psychology

University of Bolton

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Are you interested in applying positive psychology and positive psychotherapy in practice as a counsellor or psychotherapist? Our dual qualification Master’s in Counselling and Positive Psychology offers you the opportunity to develop core counselling skills, alongside your understanding of the theoretical models of counselling and psychotherapy. We’ll support you to gain the ABC level 4 Diploma in Counselling, and help you prepare to meet the BACP registration requirements.

Course Details

Our MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology takes you on an immersive journey exploring the applications of a relatively new subject area within psychology and its relevance and benefits for counsellors and psychotherapists. Offering two qualifications and support to prepare for professional registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), this career relevant course is designed to take you deep into the concepts, theories and practice of counselling and positive psychology.

With a special focus on the applications of positive psychology and positive psychotherapy for counselling, the course is taught by experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff with an excellent knowledge base. You’ll have the opportunity to practice counselling and psychotherapy skills independently under supervision and guidance. We’ll encourage you to explore and critically debate positive psychology’s new techniques and research, supporting you to evaluate developing theories and applications in positive psychology. Our supportive and passionate team offers expert training in counselling skills, techniques, helping you to conceptualise, design and implement theory in to practice.

Successfully completing the University of Bolton’s MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology can put you in a highly favourable position for seeking employment in relevant helping professions, educational institutions, and for securing a place on a specialist psychology-related higher degree or doctorate programme. You could also become an individual counselling practitioner.

Course Highlights:

  • On successful completion of this course, you’ll be awarded an MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology by the University of Bolton and gain the ABC level 4 Diploma in Counselling.
  • For the duration of the course, our expert team will also support you as you prepare to undertake the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Certificate of Proficiency exam required for registration with this well-respected professional body (fees apply).

Key Features:

  • An enthusiastic, dedicated and supportive teaching team delivers this pioneering programme.
  • The course curriculum gives you the opportunity to deliver counselling and psychotherapy to clients under supervision while you are in your placement.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology focuses on the core counselling skills, counselling theories, and applications of positive psychology and psychotherapy in practice. It looks at the impact of counselling and psychotherapy on a person’s wellbeing and what makes people thrive.

The course is designed to develop your employability skills, including intellectual and thinking skills, problem solving, interpersonal awareness, communication skills, your ability to develop arguments supported by relevant evidence, and team work, IT and data handling skills.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

A Master’s in Counselling and Positive Psychology can be used in a wide variety of job roles within practice, education and training, business, healthcare, charities and government age

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 118 2

    77th out of 83 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    107 50%

    93rd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    66th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.46 89%

    1st

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    64 37%

    81st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%

    2nd

    1

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