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Master of Science in Counselling and Positive Psychology University of Bolton University of Bolton, UK

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GBP 13550

Tuition Fee (GBP)

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 Free

Application Fee

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18 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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65%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Our MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology takes you on an immersive journey exploring the applications of a relatively new subject area within psychology and its relevance and benefits for counsellors and psychotherapists. Offering two qualifications and support to prepare for professional registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), this career relevant course is designed to take you deep into the concepts, theories and practice of counselling and positive psychology.

With a special focus on the applications of positive psychology and positive psychotherapy for counselling, the course is taught by experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff with an excellent knowledge base. You’ll have the opportunity to practice counselling and psychotherapy skills independently under supervision and guidance. We’ll encourage you to explore and critically debate positive psychology’s new techniques and research, supporting you to evaluate developing theories and applications in positive psychology. Our supportive and passionate team offers expert training in counselling skills, techniques, helping you to conceptualise, design and implement theory in to practice.

Successfully completing the University of Bolton’s MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology can put you in a highly favourable position for seeking employment in relevant helping professions, educational institutions, and for securing a place on a specialist psychology-related higher degree or doctorate programme. You could also become an individual counselling practitioner.

Highlights

  • On successful completion of this course, you’ll be awarded an MSc in Counselling and Positive Psychology by the University of Bolton and gain the ABC level 4 Diploma in Counselling.
  • For the duration of the course, our expert team will also support you as you prepare to undertake the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Certificate of Proficiency exam required for registration with this well-respected professional body (fees apply).
  • We’ll support you as you develop an in-depth and advanced knowledge of this emerging field of positive psychology, and its applications for counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Our teaching staff for this programme are involved in therapeutic practice and ongoing research in this subject.
  • You’ll be supported throughout the programme, receiving help in areas such as finding a placement and having the right supervisors for your placement, as well as with your final research project.
  • You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop highly sought-after skills in practice, critical evaluation and reflection relating to counselling and positive psychology.

Key Features

  • An enthusiastic, dedicated and supportive teaching team delivers this pioneering programme.
  • The course curriculum gives you the opportunity to deliver counselling and psychotherapy to clients under supervision while you are in your placement.
  • Learning and teaching is student-centred, with small group sessions and one-to-one tutorials. This is supported by the University’s virtual learning environment.
  • You can enjoy contributions from expert guest speakers on a range of subjects covered in this exciting postgraduate programme.
  • The programme is designed to enhance your employability, particularly in the counselling and psychotherapy fields – or to help you progress to further studies in psychology or counselling.
  • By choosing to study with us, you'll have the chance to enjoy Bolton's many shops, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities. Manchester, one of the UK's most multicultural and lively cities, is less than 20 minutes away by train. Not forgetting, the North West of England is renowned for its beautiful countryside, coastline and heritage. This makes Bolton an ideal base from which to explore some of the best cultural and outdoor activities the UK offers.
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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have a Bachelor's degree.

    6 IELTS Score
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    13550

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     Free

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    12000 Per year

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