University of chester counselling

University of chester counselling

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Course overview

The complexities of modern life present many situations in which counselling can be valuable.

Our Master’s course provides professional education for developing particular qualities in relationship with others, enabling individuals to discover their own resources for a more creative, optimistic and autonomous way of being that is key to counselling.

Why Study Clinical Counselling with us?

Our Clinical Counselling course builds on the University’s reputation of offering quality professional training in counselling for a number of years. The course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and our MA is one of a few accredited MA courses in a university setting in the country.

The course reflects the ethos of the person-centred approach to counselling, although there is the opportunity to explore other established approaches.

There is also the chance to produce a small-scale Research Dissertation in an area of interest in the field of counselling.

University of chester counselling

Entry Requirements

Acceptance on the programme is subject to an interview. Applicants will be expected to have:

  • A minimum intermediate counselling qualification at Level 2 with attendance.
  • A 2:2 undergraduate degree, professional qualification or equivalent.
  • Applicants must apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Occupational Health check, and register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority.

If you have any questions, or are unsure if your qualifications meet these requirements, please contact us using the details below.

Postgraduate Admissions


This section aims to provide you with a course overview, as well as information on how you will be taught and assessed.

What will I learn?

  • Stage 1 will develop your understanding of, and appreciation for, the nature of the counselling process.
  • Stage 2 builds on Stage 1, with the addition of a counselling practice placement.
  • Stage 3 will increase your understanding of, and appreciation for, practitioner research.