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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.
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.
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All applicants must be qualified counsellors who have either a Foundation Degree in Counselling or professional level Diploma in Counselling.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee for this course is:
Learn more about settled status, pre-settled status, special discounts, visa requirements and Common Travel Area (CTA) agreements for the Republic of Ireland applicants in our Help and Advice article.
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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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