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Counselling is increasingly becoming professionalised and practitioners are expected to evaluate the effectiveness of their own practice, apply research findings and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their field. This course has been designed to enable you to succeed in this changing environment.
The Counselling Team are looking forward to welcoming you to our learning community in September. We are working hard to make sure the Counselling course is as strong and exciting as ever, and offers a high-quality learning experience.
The course is taught by supportive and friendly staff who draw on their experience as counselling practitioners to enhance the course.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are adapting the way we deliver our course for the months ahead. However, we plan to offer a pattern of weekly on-campus contact similar to that offered in previous years, but some learning may take place online. Throughout the coming year we aim to build on the skills and experience you have already gained to enhance your abilities and knowledge as professional counsellors.
This emphasis on developing rounded practitioners is underpinned by the need for academic rigour to enable you to maximise the learning opportunities offered. The Counselling Team are all experienced lecturers and practitioners but we very much view the course as a supportive community of learners who have much to learn from each other.
In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact your Programme Leader if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:
Teaching is carried out in an interactive way with a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Group work, discussion and presentations are just some of the approaches used in teaching sessions.
Assessment is by a literature based dissertation, a variety of essays and a research activity.
Teaching is one full day a week (currently a Monday) and there may be additional times when you need to attend personal tutorials or dissertation meetings with your supervisor.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
We don’t currently display entry requirements for United States. Please contact the Student Admin team on email@example.com or 0191 515 3154.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Sunderland has a good reputation with employers - 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers).
Past students have gone on to find employment in a range of counselling fields, such as the voluntary sector charitable organisations, public sectors such as NHS and educational institutions, specialist fields such as substance misuse, sexual abuse, bereavement and self-employment (private practice).
There are also opportunities to use counselling skills within your existing profession (such as teaching or welfare work). By having added responsibility for counselling and pastoral work you can become a more valuable employee.
Many employers will be interested in the transferable skills that you gain through a counselling degree. Most of our graduates apply their skills in counselling or similar helping professional roles.
While you are at Sunderland, our counselling careers tutor provides advice, resources and guidance for enhancing your employability so that you begin your future career in exactly the right way.
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