The MA Counselling degree consists of two components: The Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling component is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). It runs over a period of one year and is designed to offer training of sufficient duration and depth to equip the successful course member to practise professionally in the role of counsellor. Students may opt to receive the Postgraduate Diploma after the first year or progress to the full research-based MA in Counselling.
Students who progress to the MA undertake a 6 day Research Methods module (run over three sets of Fridays and Saturdays in the autumn; see dates below) and are allocated an individual supervisor to support them in undertaking a piece of counselling related research. Students then produce a 20,000 word dissertation due at the beginning of April OR the beginning of September, depending on whether the MA is undertaken on a full or part time basis.
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