University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Psychotherapy and Counselling (Taught)

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Course summary

Psychotherapy and Counselling, offered as a part time MSc with a clinical placement, will provide you with in-depth clinical training. Join Warwick's Centre for Lifelong Learning and work with field experts as you develop psychotherapeutic and counselling skills. Course overview The course will provide an in-depth clinical training which integrates theory and best practice from a suitable range of psychotherapeutic and counselling approaches, framed distinctively by a holistic view of the self and human experience. The course will include a supervised clinical placement which requires a minimum of 100 hours of therapeutic client work during the masters programme, as well as a balance of teaching and learning in theory, professional knowledge and individual development.

Course details


Core modules Year One

  • The Psychotherapeutic Relationship 1: Introduction to Theory
  • The Psychotherapeutic Relationship 1: Introduction to Practice
  • The Psychotherapeutic Relationship 1: Introduction to Individual Development
Year Two
  • The Psychotherapeutic Relationship 2: Development of Theory, Practice and Individual Development
  • Research in Professional Practice
Year Three
  • The Psychotherapeutic Relationship 3: Integration of Theory, Practice and Individual Development
- Dissertation

Assessment method

There is a range of assessment used including case study, theory and reflective assignments, tutor and self-evaluation practice, research appraisal and a dissertation of 12-15,000 words. For the latter typically, you are asked to choose a topic of interest relevant to psychotherapy and counselling, which can form the basis of empirical research and have a positive impact on this professional field.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i (BA/BSc Honours or equivalent) in psychology, social sciences, arts-related subject; basic counselling skills training and evidence of experience, of forming and sustaining helping relationships (either employed or voluntary). Where appropriate, applicants with significant relevant study and professional and personal development qualifications and experience which does not equate to 2.i level, will be considered on a case by case basis. Demonstration of personal and practical readiness to train as a practising psychotherapist or psychotherapeutic counsellor. **Duration** 3 years part-time (plus up to two years on a post-master's accreditation programme for registration as a psychotherapist or psychotheraapeutic counsellor). **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band A - Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 and component scores. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

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