Counselling, M.Sc. in United Kingdom

Bangor University

Study in:United Kingdom
Deadline: 1 June 2019


The Counselling program offered by the Bangor University aims to prepare you to take an active role as a member of the professional counselling/ psychotherapy community. This course explores a range of psychological approaches and therapeutic methods to provide holistic training in counselling adults.You will learn about the Humanistic approach and Person-Centred therapy, Psychodynamic approach and Psychoanalytic therapy, Behavioural approach and Behaviour therapy, and Cognitive approach and Cognitive therapy.

You will also be introduced to several integrative approaches, such as CBT, REBT, and TA. In addition, you will take part in practical activities to develop your communication skills and help you to introduce the therapeutic techniques into your practice.

Program Structure

Courses included:

  • Therapeutic Process and Context
  • Communication Skills
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Counselling Skills
  • Approaches and Therapies
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 2 (ii) or above undergraduate degree in psychology or counselling (or closely related) subject
  • OR 2 (ii) or above undergraduate degree in unrelated subject AND certificate in counselling
  • OR relevant professional experience AND evidence of academic capability to postgraduate level
  • Students will also be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and the acceptance on the course will depend on their fitness to practice with vulnerable adults
  • Applicants must pass a structured interview assessing suitability for the course and professional practice as a counsellor
  • Overseas students should note that they will have to attend Bangor University to take part in interviews which will be held in June

Detailed Program Facts

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