Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue)

The Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) is an accelerated, full-time professional training and education in counselling undertaken over two years of full-time study. It is a recognised qualification to practice as a counsellor, and combines theoretical insights from the psychodynamic and person-centred traditions with practical experience gained in a range of counselling agencies. The deadline for stage one, online applications is Friday 31st January 2020




Start Date September 2020
Mode of Study Two years full-time
Programme Leader / Contact for applications Seamus Prior
Closing dates for Round one (2020 intake)

Round one - stage one(online) - Friday 31st January 2020

Round one - stage two - Friday 21st February 2020

Closing dates for Round two (2020 intake)

Round two - stage one(online) - Friday 27th March 2020

Round two - stage two - Thursday 16th April 2020

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The Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) has the specific aims and learning outcomes.


The Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) consists of eleven taught courses, a supervised practice placement, and a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words.

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.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements for the Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) programme. As this is a professional training programme, students are subject to the University’s Fitness to Practise regulations


Information about tuition fees and additional costs.


We are now open for applications to the 2020 intake

Beyond the programme

Students can return to the University to attend CPD courses to support their ongoing professional development once they have qualified as counsellors / psychotherapists. They can also apply to undertake an advanced research degree such as the PhD / MPhil.

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