Postgraduate MA


Identify and investigate significant areas of importance within the field of counselling, by engaging in postgraduate level research on this masters top-up course.


Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    21 Sep 2020

Please note: This course will soon be changing its name to MA Integrative Counselling (Top-Up). Please check our Psychological Therapies & Mental Health subject page for the latest information.

In response to the growing demand for effective psychotherapeutic practices, we offer a course through which qualified therapists can build knowledge within certain areas of interest, supporting the development of specialism and identity within the profession. 

If you already hold a postgraduate diploma in counselling or psychotherapy, this one-year top-up course gives you the opportunity to obtain a masters qualification by studying two research modules. 

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Be introduced to the appropriate methods of research in psychotherapy and will use this knowledge to form a research proposal
  • Complete a dissertation detailing your own research process and findings on a subject area of your choice relating to psychotherapeutic practice

This course will give you the opportunity to undertake in-depth research in an area of your own interest. You'll build on your existing academic knowledge and practice experience to build an advanced critical and reflexive understanding of the theory, practice and established methods of psychotherapy for use in professional practice.

Why study Psychotherapy at Leeds Beckett University 

  1. Professionally accredited course
  2. Practice-based learning
  3. Expert supervision
  4. Part-time study
  5. Distance learning option

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