City University London

Course Introduction

This course aims to equip students with rigorous practical and theoretical principles, as well as sound ethical, professional and research skills, to enable them to become effective and competent Practitioner Psychologists with the HPC, and Chartered Counselling Psychologists with the BPS; students are required to complete 400 hours of professional face'to'face client practice in placements and 45 hours of indirect client work; frequent clinical supervision; personal development; 40 hours of personal therapy (at least 15 hours in year 1); and various pieces of assessment throughout the 3 years, including a doctoral thesis.

Course Modules

Modules include: Understanding mental health; counselling skills; counselling across the lifespan; theoretical methods in counselling psychology; project; personal and professional development.

Course Additional Entry

A degree with relevant experience, or a recognised professional qualification; non'native English speakers must hold 1 of the following; a 1st degree from an overseas institution recognised by the university as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language; GCE O'level/GCSE English language or English literature, grade C minimum; Cambridge ESOL CPE at grade C or above; an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest; a score of 600 minimum (computer score 250) in the TOEFL; satisfactory standard in the verbal section of the Princeton Test (GMAT); US SAT with 500 in verbal performance; WELT with pass grades of BBC minimum; other evidence of proficiency in the English language which satisfies the board of studies concerned.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
DPsych £14,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
DPsych £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc (Res)