King's College London

Course Introduction

Looking to take your career in a new direction? Or maybe you want to enhance your skills with some specialist knowledge. This course is the ideal first step into family therapy, whether you?ve just graduated or you?ve been working professionally for decades.

During lectures and tutorials, you?ll learn from clinicians with experience in a wide range of approaches. Their focus is on evidence-based practice and good therapeutic relationships. You?ll have the chance to apply your new knowledge during your placement.

Description

Family therapy is about helping people work towards positive change. Whatever area of health or social care you?re working in, this course is your first step on the path towards qualifying-level training.

During clinical workshops, you?ll learn the skills you need to work with couples and families. In lectures and tutorials, we?ll introduce you to systemic theory and the latest research in areas like child health and social care. And on placement, you?ll put what you learned into practice, growing in confidence every day.

For full-time students, your placement option is a chance to explore your practice area in real depth. Our partner organisations specialise in areas like child mental health, eating disorders, social services, and adult services like psychosis. You?ll complete at least 60 hours of practice you need to progress to the next stage of your training.

We?ll support your development throughout the course ? both at King?s and during your supervised practice. Your tutors will help you work towards your career goals and help with any stumbling blocks along the way.

Career prospects

Many graduates from the course choose to apply for the Family Therapy MSc after completing the Graduate Certificate. The MSc counts as the intermediate level training you?ll need to register with the UK Council for Psychotherapy as a systemic family therapist.

If you choose not to continue your studies, your knowledge will be useful in lots of areas of clinical and social work. You can use your systemic skills to advance your existing career, whether you?re a GP, occupational therapist, or a psychiatrist.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Graduate Certificate £5,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Graduate Certificate £5,500 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Graduate Certificate £8,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Graduate Certificate £2,750 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Graduate Certificate £2,750 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Graduate Certificate £4,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject e.g. psychology, medicine, social work, social science, mental health nursing studies or education and/or professional qualification in a mental health-related programme. Significant clinical experience is required. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 92 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall, minimum 169 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall; minimum 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92