Counselling Studies & Health Communication

Ulster University - Belfast

Counselling Studies & Health Communication

This course focuses on the applied fields of counselling, psychotherapy and health communication. It is aimed at professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills as part of their continuing professional development (CPD), individuals with a degree in another discipline who are considering undertaking counselling or psychotherapy practitioner training in the future, or people interested in pursuing a PhD.

The course provides:
- Theoretical knowledge about counselling, psychotherapy and health communication.

- A deep understanding of psychological development and how it is influenced by the social and cultural contexts in which we live.

- Opportunities to hone observation and analytical skills, and develop a capacity for self-awareness and self-reflection.

- A chance to master the conceptual and practical tasks involved in conducting research rigorously, ethically and reflectively.

Graduates will need to do further practitioner training if they wish to work as a counsellor or psychotherapist. It is taught by an award-winning team of experienced practitioners and internationally-recognised researchers.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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