This degree enhances the career prospects of professionally qualified counsellors 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 the MSc 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.
Students often use this MSc as a foundation for undertaking further specialist therapeutic training in the UK or abroad. Students enhance their careers with the addition of highly developed conceptual, analytical and research skills and may also use this MSc to embark on doctoral research.