Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

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.

Graduates can gain employment as counsellors and psychotherapists working in the statutory, voluntary/non-government and private sectors, or can use their counselling training to enhance their career in a related profession such as health care, social work, nursing, or education.

Many of our former students now hold senior positions in the counselling field and have been leading the development of counselling and psychotherapy provision throughout Scotland and in their countries of origin.

The Masters year also provides students with further transferable skills and knowledge which can be applied to a range of settings, including research skills, conceptual and analytical skills, and interpersonal and communication skills.

The Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) provides counsellor education at Masters level to ensure equivalence with counsellor education programmes in other countries. However, it is the student’s responsibility to check the equivalence of the programme for their own working context.