University of Leicester

Master in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy Part-Time

University of Leicester
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Leicester
  • Precio:
    UK and EU Students: £4,068
  • Comienzo:
    Octubre 2017
  • Lugar:
    C. of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology
    Maurice Shock Building, University Road, Leicester
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Master in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy Part-Time. This course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).


Our MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy will provide you with the skills to become a professional counsellor, or to develop your skills if you are already practising as a counsellor, psychologist or psychotherapist.

By taking this three-year course you will receive substantial training in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. The first year will give you an introduction to psychodynamic theory, the counselling relationship, the therapeutic frame and research methods. Year 2 focuses on practice issues, including assessment and mental health, evidence based practice, major presenting problems and research methods. In the final year, you will undertake supervision and placement alongside your research dissertation.

Clinical practice is a fundamental part of the MA and you will receive intensive preparation for clinical practice in your first year. You will start your formal placement in the second year and this will continue in the final year.

The course will develop your research skills, enabling you to critically appraise and evaluate your own work and that of others.

Part-time study enables you to fit your study around your other commitments and to apply your new knowledge immediately in your workplace.

The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms and Conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information before submitting an application.


Academic: You must have a degree or at least five years’ experience in a relevant professional role.

Counselling Training: You should have:

Completed a course in counselling (lasting at least 50 hours).
Gained some understanding of psychodynamic theory.
Gained relevant practical experience of working in a helping role in either a voluntary or a paid capacity.

Clinical Practice: You will given some consideration to where you might gain experience of practice in Years 2 and 3.

Personal Therapy: You will need to have made financial and practical arrangements to complete a minimum of 40 hours of personal psychodynamic therapy by the end of the course.

English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.


Year 1


Psychodynamic Theory and Skills
The Therapeutic Relationship
The Therapeutic Frame and Therapy Process
Counselling in Context and Skills
Introduction to Research Methods
Personal Development Groups

Year 2


Mental Health in Context
Assessment, Ethics and Contracts
Evidence Based Practice, Models and Interventions
Research Methods
Supervision and Placement
Personal Development Groups

Clinical Practice (Year 2 and 3): You will start your formal placement at the beginning of the second year and your clinical work will be supervised in weekly sessions of 90 minutes, usually in groups of three. You can see up to three clients a week in Year 2. This may be increased in Year 3 subject to negotiation between you, your the supervisor and the agency. There is no Personal Development Group in Year 3.

Year 3

Supervision and Placement
Research Dissertation

Salidas profesionales

This course offers essential training if you wish to pursue a career as a counsellor or psychotherapist, working with adults in generic agency settings.

Previous graduates of the course have found employment in university counselling services, the NHS, Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, and the voluntary sector.

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