School of Health in Social Science

Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue)

The Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) is an accelerated, full-time professional training and education in counselling undertaken over two years of full-time study. It is a recognised qualification to practice as a counsellor, and combines theoretical insights from the psychodynamic and person-centred traditions with practical experience gained in a range of counselling agencies.

Start Date September
Mode of Study Two years full-time
Programme director Seamus Prior
Closing date for 2017 intake NOW CLOSED

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The Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) has the specific aims and learning outcomes.


The Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) consists of eleven taught courses, a supervised practice placement, and a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words.

Career prospects

Increasingly, employers are seeking Masters qualifications from applicants for management roles in counselling and psychotherapy, and graduates will be well positioned for these opportunities.

Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements for the Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) programme.


Information about tuition fees and additional costs.


September 2017 - we have now closed for 2017 intake. We will open for applications to the 2018 intake, towards the end of 2017.

Beyond the programme

Students can return to the University to attend CPD courses to support their ongoing professional development once they have qualified as counsellors / psychotherapists. They can also apply to undertake an advanced research degree such as the PhD / MPhil.

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