Counselling and Psychotherapy - MSc

Make a difference to the lives of others by gaining the knowledge skills and experience to practice as a professional counsellor. Our British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited MSc combines academic study with counselling skills practice, facilitating your personal and professional development as well as offering you a grounding in research methodology.

Please note, applications are now closed for September 2024 entry. Applications will be open for September 2025 entry in autumn 2024.

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Counselling

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - Full time £12,700 per year. Part time £7,000 per year.
    International - £24,100 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time 1 year, Part time 2 years

Why study Counselling and Psychotherapy at Keele University?

Both our full-time and part-time programmes are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Learn from active practitioners in counselling who have a wealth of experience in providing counselling training to both UK and international students
You will acquire a theoretical grounding in person-centred/humanistic counselling and an introduction to research methodologies
Keele has a thriving counselling community with students from a range of professional, cultural, social and educational backgrounds
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Accreditation and professional recognition

Both the full-time and part-time MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

This means that students who successfully complete the programme gain automatic entry onto the BACP register. 

BACP accreditation logo

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Lauren, MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy

"This programme encourages students to think critically, challenge their beliefs, and develop personally in order to make well rounded counsellors."

Lauren, MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Our expertise

There is a wealth of therapeutic experience and knowledge amongst our core team. You will be taught by qualified counsellors who have undertaken training in person-centred/humanistic counselling and have experience of working in a variety of therapeutic settings including the NHS, the voluntary sector, private  practice and in education.

counselling and psychotherapy students in workshop at Keele

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Supporting you throughout your studies

Throughout the programme you will have access to a robust support system including an academic mentortutor groups, personal/process  development groups, a dissertation supervisor, an independent supervisor during placement, an independent personal therapist, counselling placement officer, Student Services, disability and inclusion support, counselling and mental health support.

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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