**Applications for this course must be complete and submitted by 4.00pm on Monday 10 January 2022. Please note that offers will be sent to applicants only once all interviews have taken place. We aim to communicate all offers in Spring 2022 (exact date to be confirmed). If we still have spaces available after the first application window, we will open a new application window in April 2022. Please note that the January 2022 intake is only for students who have already completed years 1 and 2.** The MA Counselling and Psychotherapy top-up course is aimed at students who have completed a BACP-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy or equivalent professional training. (Equivalent to 120 credits). This three-year course (two years for the Diploma) is ideally suited to those with a part-time job, although it can also work for those with full-time commitments. The basis of study for the PG Diploma is one afternoon/evening per week. The final MA year can be carried out at distance. Students take an independent study approach, supported by individual academic supervision and online workshops on research methodology. The final award is an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy with advanced standing of 180 credits. We follow current research into what actually works in counselling and psychotherapy, which means we use an integrative approach, employing a variety of techniques to respond to the needs and preferences of individual clients. This three-year course (two years for the Diploma) is ideally suited to those with a part-time job, although it can also work for those with full-time commitments. The basis of study is one afternoon/evening per week.
Year 1: Postgraduate Diploma: Counselling and psychotherapy: self, skills and theory 1 (core); counselling and psychotherapy: self, skills and theory 2 (core). Year 2: Counselling and psychotherapy: integration and application 1 (core); counselling and psychotherapy: integration and application 2 (core). MA ‘Top-up’ year: Research methods and dissertation 1 (core); research methods and dissertation 2 (core).
You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including essays, presentations, process reports and your dissertation. You will be assessed on your practical skills, on your personal journal and on your professional log, which is an ongoing record of your client work, supervision, personal development and training.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Progression onto year 3 (MA Year) requires satisfactory completion of the first two years of the programme (Postgraduate Diploma) OR for applicants who have not completed the UEL Postgraduate Diploma, to have successfully completed an equivalent BACP/UKCP/BPS-accredited diploma elsewhere. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
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