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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. We are now open to applications to the 2018 intake.




Start Date September
Mode of Study Two years full-time
Programme director Seamus Prior
Closing dates for Round one (2018 intake)

Round one - stage one: 1st February 2018

Round one - stage two: 23rd February 2018

Closing dates for Round two (2018 intake)

Round two - stage one: 30th March 2018

Round two - stage two: 26th April 2018

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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.


We are now open for applications to the 2018 intake. We will run two applications rounds providing an opportunity to apply in Round two, to those who miss the deadline in Round one.

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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