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Study to become a counsellor or advance your counselling qualification. Examine and develop theory, research, advanced skills and reflexivity, which are essential to effective counselling practice.
Tailor-made for working professionals, this flexible masters attracts graduates who are already working in the teaching, counselling, nursing, social work or other related professions and want to become a counsellor or to advance their counselling qualification.
This programme provides opportunities to examine and develop the inter-related components essential to effective counselling practice – theory, research, advanced skills and reflexivity. If you are a teacher, social worker or professional in a related field, this programme will enable you to become a professional counsellor. If you are an experienced counsellor, the Master of Counselling will provide you with an opportunity to advance your skills and research capabilities and gain a highly regarded postgraduate qualification.
The programme includes lectures, discussions, student presentations, skills laboratories, seminars, workshops, group work, individual investigation and self-directed study. Practicum work in community settings is supervised on-site by counselling practitioners and overseen by University staff. Your research portfolio will be guided by at least one supervisor.
120 points: Research Portfolio (PROFCOUN 797) (The prerequisite Research and Counselling (PROFCOUN 709) must be completed before enrolment in this course.)
90 points: Counselling Laboratory (PROFCOUN 701), The Counselling Process (PROFCOUN 705), Cultural Issues in Counselling (PROFCOUN 706), Professional Issues in Counselling (PROFCOUN 708), Research and Counselling (PROFCOUN 709)
30 points from Education Professional Studies, Education, Professional Counselling, Professional Supervision, Social Work Health Practice, or a 700-level course in another subject as approved by the Associate Dean (Postgraduate)
120 points: Research Portfolio (PROFCOUN 797) (The prerequisite Research and Counselling (PROFCOUN 709) must be completed before enrolment in this course)
Where could this programme take you?
This programme is suitable for experienced and aspiring individuals who are looking to both broaden and advance their careers as counselling professionals.
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Further study options
For Research 120 points: You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in counselling or counselling theory, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0 in the most advanced courses taken. You also must have at least three years’ practical experience in teaching, counselling, nursing, social work or a similar profession.
For Research 240 points: You must have completed an undergraduate degree in education, counselling, nursing, social work or similar profession. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0 in the most advanced courses taken. You also must have at least three years’ practical experience in teaching, counselling, nursing, social work or a similar profession.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.
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