Therapeutic Counselling at University of Greenwich - UCAS

Course summary

Make a career change into counselling or enhance your professional practice with a part-time master’s degree in therapeutic counselling with flexible entry options. Counsellors are essential to the mental wellbeing of a wide range of people in our society. Our therapeutic counselling master's will suit anyone with prior experience in a helping capacity (e.g. social services, nursing or education) who wishes to change career. It can also help you enhance your current professional practice with its insight into the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. You'll be taught by a team of clinical- and research-active experts, who will provide a range of therapeutic counselling techniques derived from Clarkson's integrative model of the therapeutic relationship (2003). You'll also learn to examine and reflect upon counselling theory in relation to contextual and cultural issues. Graduates of this course will fulfil the training needs for British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accreditation. Please note that some of the course will be delivered online in order to prepare you for the possibility of completing some working across online and telephone platforms while completing the supervised practice requirements of the course. What you should know about this course

  • Study one afternoon and evening per week over three years.
  • You will be fully supported in undertaking original research that is personally and professionally relevant.
  • Benefit from our flexible entry system if you have previous postgraduate counsellor training and are seeking an accredited Master’s level qualification.
  • On completion of the course, you will satisfy the training requirements for British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accreditation.
  • Located at the university's iconic Greenwich Campus.


All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through coursework and continuous assessment.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:1 or above PLUS some knowledge of counselling skills and experience of working with people in a helping capacity. Applicants seeking direct entry are required to present a portfolio demonstrating successful equivalent postgraduate certificate level training. It may be possible to gain exemption from the first year, allowing you to complete in two years. However, the resulting MSc would not be a BACP-accredited award. The MSc Therapeutic Counselling is more than just an academic programme. It is emotionally demanding and requires a high level of reflexivity. You will be asked to submit a separate personal statement of at least 500 words on your interest in pursuing counsellor training. Eligible applicants will be invited to attend a small group information session, plus a formal one-to-one interview, during which the team assess your suitability and personal readiness to undertake the training.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Therapeutic Counselling at University of Greenwich - UCAS