Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences


To the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (3 years) and for direct entry to year two

PgDip Counselling (3 Years) - incorporating the Pg Certificate in Counselling Studies

To apply for this programme, which begins in year one with the the Pg Certificate in Counselling Studies, applicants are required to complete the online University of Edinburgh application form (via the Apply Now link below).

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Direct entry to the Pg Diploma (2 years)

Applicants for direct entry to year two should be completing, or have successfully completed (within the last five years), a postgraduate level qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy (equivalent to SCQF Level 11, 60 credits), either at the University of Edinburgh or another institution of higher education. 

If you wish to apply for direct entry to the Pg Diploma,  please contact Sue Larsen who will email you an application pack.  The application pack will be available from 9th January 2023 and will contain guidance on how to apply.

Stage one of the application process will require submission of a written self-assessment accompanied by a professional reference.  The completed written self assessment, along with the professional reference, should be submitted by email to Sue Larsen - closing date Monday 20th February 2023.

Applicants who complete stage one successfully will be invited to attend an oral assessment - these assessments will take place (Mon to Fri) during the period Mon 15th May to Fri 2nd June 2023

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