Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

Career prospects

A PhD or MPhil from the University of Edinburgh enhances the career prospects of professionally qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and practitioners using counselling skills 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 of an MPhil or PhD 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, as well as academic positions in the field of counselling studies.

Students with prior professional qualifications enhance their careers with the addition of highly developed conceptual, analytical and research skills.