Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

Career prospects

The MSc by Research in Counselling Studies from the University of Edinburgh enhances the career prospects of professionally qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and practitioners using counselling approaches in related fields, such as health care, social work or education.

It is also of interest to social scientists and researchers specialising in the study of health and illness, and the practice and cultural significance of the talking therapies. Successful completion the MSc by Research opens up employment opportunities in a broad range of fields, including education, policy, research and development on health and illness, emotional health and well-being, and counselling.

The MSc by Research is a comprehensive foundation for PhD/MPhil study which in turn equips students for academic positions in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Students with prior professional qualifications enhance their careers with the addition of highly developed conceptual, analytical and research skills.