University of Derby

Master in Systemic Psychotherapy - Máster en Psicoterapia Sistémica

University of Derby
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Derby
  • Precio:
    UK/EU students £580 per module
    International students Full time: £12000
    We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries for EU and Overseas students
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Kedleston road
    Derby DE22 1GB
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    2 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    MSc Systemic Psychotherapy


Accredited course
This course is accredited by the Association of Family Therapy in the UK. On successful completion, you’ll be eligible to register as a Systemic Psychotherapist or Family Therapist with the UK Council Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Further your understanding
If you’ve already completed the Postgraduate Certificate Systemic Thinking and Practice or you’ve passed an equivalent intermediate course accredited by the Association of Family Therapy, this course is the ideal next step for you.
Because it’s a part-time course studied over two years, you’ll have the flexibility to continue your professional development without taking a break from your career.
During your first year you’ll study the Postgraduate Diploma, which includes 38 weeks of weekly, live, supervised practice. During your second year you’ll focus on the MSc stage, which includes weekly live supervised practice as well as the development of a research project. The cost of live supervision is covered by your course fees.


In order to apply for this course you must have completed an AFT accredited Intermediate Level Systemic Training Course and have a reference from your Intermediate Level course.
Applicants will usually have a relevant professional training in one of the helping professions.
If you do not have to have a relevant professional qualification but have equivalent relevant experience and training you may be able to make an application through the APEL process.


Increase your knowledge and skills of working systemically using evidence- based systemic practice
Prepare you for registration as a Systemic Family Psychotherapist, and enhance your competence and skills as an advanced practitioner
Advance your knowledge of research design and practice.


This course is made up of two stages - Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
Postgraduate Diploma
You’ll study these modules:
Systemic Theory and Practice 3
This module will see you develop your knowledge of systemic theory, practice and reflexivity, to help you to become an independent, rigorous, competent, and ethical practitioner. You’ll deepen your understanding of systemic theory and practice, looking at key systemic principles and use these ideas within live supervised practice to consolidate theory practice links.
You will develop an understanding of research methodology, and consider ethical and legal frameworks for practice. We use a variety of assessment methods to respond to different learning styles. This module is assessed by the development of a research proposal and an assignment, comparing and contrasting systemic models. This module is delivered face-to-face.
Systemic Theory and Practice 4
This module looks at key systemic frameworks and their implications for practice. You will also consider how systemic ideas are applied in a variety of practice settings. Our experienced course team are joined by other experienced practitioners to offer you insights into how systemic ideas work in different practice contexts.
You will continue to develop your systemic theory knowledge and consider issues of difference, diversity, and reflexivity. This module is delivered face-to-face. This module is assessed via a presentation of your developing practice skills, and an assignment exploring a key pivotal moment in your practice development.
Systemic Personal and Professional Development 2
This module will help you develop as a reflexive practitioner by paying attention to key systemic practices. You’ll reflect upon your systemic development through the production of a practice portfolio, which you will produce from work generated from all aspects of the course, particularly your practice. This module is delivered face-to-face. Alongside space for practice and theory, you will be invited to spend time exploring personal and professional aspects of your development.
You’ll study this module:
Independent Scholarship
During this triple module, you’ll consider advanced theory and practice, and master professional competencies and research methods. You’ll develop the skills needed to undertake research and write project reports.
This module is an opportunity to develop some of your interests and is assessed by a research project. Alongside this, the continued development of professional competencies, which are demonstrated within the continued development of your practice portfolio.
Professional networks:
We have close links with Derbyshire Association for Family Therapy (DAFT) and twice yearly, course participants join the local family therapy and systemic practice network, for a day conference. These opportunities mean that we can ensure course staff and students are informed of contemporary practice developments, this can also provide you with continued professional development opportunities, beyond your formal study at the University of Derby.

Salidas profesionales

You will be eligible to register as a systemic psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) after you´ve successfully completed this course. This means that you will be able to work as a systemic psychotherapist or family therapist in the statutory and non-statutory health and social care sectors.

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