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.


Start Date September 2023
Mode of Study Two years full-time
Co-Directors, Professional Programmes

Sharan Collins / Elaine Goldie

Open for Stage one online applications 3rd October 2022

Closing date for Stage one online application

9th January 2023 - this has been extended to Thursday 12th January at 17.00 (UK time)

due to systems maintenance

Closing date for Stage two application

3rd March 2023

Have a question about the programme?

Contact the Co-Directors, Professional Programmes



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.


This is a two stage application process. Stage one requires submission of an online application

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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