Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is ideal if you wish to qualify and pursue a career as a professional counsellor. It's designed to enable you to develop as a reflective counselling practitioner. This is a psychodynamic course, aimed to give students solid theoretical foundations as well as basic counselling skills in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. It combines classical with contemporary psychodynamic theory and has a strong emphasis on issues relating to diversity and multiculturalism in theory and practice. The programme offers a full-time mode of study extending over a minimum of two years and a part-time mode of study extending over a minimum of three years. The curriculum focuses on psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and relational psychoanalytic perspectives. Through engagement in a range of learning contexts, including lectures, group seminars, therapeutic skills practice workshops, creative workshops, experiential group work, counselling placements, tutorials, independent study and dissertation supervision, students are supported in developing links between personal, clinical and theoretical knowledge. The programme will enable you to develop: critical thinking, evaluation and interpretation; interpersonal and therapeutic skills; communication in a range of modes (written, spoken, interpersonal); research skills. Suitable careers for graduates of this programme include: counselling; teaching; support and welfare work; advocacy and mentoring.

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01. 2019-OCT-01.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,750 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,750 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £18,340 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,170 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,170 European Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,170 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject and a certificate in Counselling/Counselling Skills as well as experience of working in a counselling-related field or where interpersonal communication skills are central to their role. We also welcome applications from individuals with relevant work experience. In this case students must have knowledge and/or experience in psychodynamic theory and practice, and provide evidence of this with an up to date CV, references and personal statement.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.