The MA Consultative Supervision has been running since 2000 and has an excellent reputation as a comprehensive training package for continuing professional development. The course is for you if you are a member of the helping professions providing non-managerial supervision for practitioners in relation to their professional practice. This includes health care professionals, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, social workers and other similar roles.
The MA is a two-year course, made up of one years training on the Postgraduate Diploma Consultative Supervision plus one year completing the Masters research and dissertation stage. On completion of the USW Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision you may choose to exit the programme with your Diploma, or you can carry on to complete the MA by undertaking a research project and writing it up in the form of a dissertation. If you already have a Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision you can apply to join the Masters research and dissertation stage directly.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
Following successful completion of the PG Diploma Consultative Supervision, students can proceed to the final Masters stage where you’ll have the opportunity to research and write a 20,000 word dissertation on a topic relating to consultative supervision.
Dissertation: You will learn about the different research methods which help develop knowledge about consultative supervision. You will then put this into action in your own choice of research project, on a topic relevant to integrative counselling and psychotherapy. You will be allocated a personal supervisor to provide expert guidance, advice and support.
Learning and teaching methods
The Masters research and dissertation stage consists of six days teaching plus nine hours of project supervision.
Once you’ve completed the Masters, you will have demonstrated that you have an in-depth knowledge of supervision, which is likely to include specialist knowledge gained by your own research findings. This is likely to further develop your reputation as a professional supervisor.
There may also be opportunities for you to progress into further study via a PhD route on application, both at the University of South Wales and other UK Universities.