Counselling at University of Worcester - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview If you're passionate about therapeutic care, our Counselling MSc will bring you a step closer to a career in counselling or clinical psychology. You will strengthen your theoretical knowledge, debate issues and hone your research skills, all of which you can apply to your career in healthcare. The course will prepare you for a range of therapeutic occupations across the statutory, private and voluntary sectors. You have the option to study part-time, providing you with a flexible degree that can fit alongside your busy life. After you've completed the course, you'll be able to register for professional training or further study. Whatever your career interests may be, we will support you to become a confident and experienced counselling practitioner. Key features

  • Available as a full-time (one year) or part-time (up to six years) course.
  • An opportunity to complete relevant work experience, or to obtain first level counselling skills qualifications alongside the course as a result of the block teaching format adopted.
  • A combination of teaching methods including group seminars, lead lectures, individual tutorials and online resources.
  • Staff with extensive experience in a range of psychology and psychotherapeutic settings.
  • Progress to further study on a Clinical or Counselling psychology Doctorate courses.


The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or 'formative' assignments. Each module has one or more formal or 'summative' assessments, which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, role play of counselling skills, project plan, presentations and a dissertation. Submission of assignments and feedback is managed electronically through Blackboard. The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern, for a full-time student, for each year of the course is: Semester 1 1 Conference paper with Audio Presentation 1 Qualitative analysis report 1 Essay 1 Research Proposal Semester 2 1 Case study 1 Role Play with Process Report 1 Reflective Workbook 1 Essay Semester 3 Dissertation

Assessment method

You are taught through a combination of on-campus lectures and self-directed study tasks. All lectures are held on a Friday and Saturday, the date depends on your module choice. The days involve engaging with different learning activities, such as lectures, practical tasks (individual and/or group), discussion and reflection. In addition, meetings with your allocated personal academic tutor and your research supervisor are scheduled when required and in line with the module handbook.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 Honours degree in Psychology. Other level 6 degree qualifications, together with appropriate experience, or substantial related experience alone, will be considered. International students must hold a qualification equivalent to a UK first or second class honours degree. The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered. For more information, please view our International English Language Qualifications document. The University of Worcester is committed to widening participation to candidates from diverse backgrounds, abilities and ages. The programme is open to those already in counselling practice and to those with the appropriate background who wish to pursue a career in counselling.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Counselling at University of Worcester - UCAS