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MSc/PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Professional Training)

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

During this course, you will undertake an in-depth study of the person-centred approach to counselling. You will gain an overview of therapeutic models and current developments in theory and practice. There will also be an opportunity for you to take part in intensive skills development and supervision of practice, alongside widespread opportunities for personal development. This course provides a balance between academic work, skills development, professional practice, and individual personal development and self-awareness.

As a BACP accredited course, you are eligible to join the BACP professional register on completion of the Postgraduate Diploma.

If you successfully complete all aspects of the professional training and do not wish to progress onto the full MSc you can exit with a PgDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy. If you complete the dissertation module you will receive a full Master's qualification.

Please note: Due to the structure of this programme, it is not available to applicants who require a Tier 4 visa.

You will:

  • Qualify as a counsellor on a professional counselling training course accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Combine counselling skills and theory, professional issues and personal development
  • Develop your knowledge of a comprehensive range of mental health models and constructs used with therapeutic contexts
  • Benefit from training opportunities in our in-house dedicated counselling suite

TEACHING:

This course is delivered on a part-time basis through a variety of:

  • Lectures
  • Skills work
  • Personal development activities

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.

  • Transactional Analysis
  • Life Script
  • Ego States

ASSESSMENT:

Assessment is by:

  • Skills work
  • Reflection on self and on the practice
  • Assignment

CAREER LINKS:

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic teamwork in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

This course has particularly strong links with the NHS, voluntary and private sector because our students complete a counselling placement as part of the training within these organisations.

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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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