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Post Diploma - Professional Master’s Programme

MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (with Bath Spa University)

Counsellors holding a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic) or Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, awarded by Chichester Counselling within the previous six years, may apply directly to Bath Spa University for registration to their MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy practise.

The CCS Diploma usually counts as 60 credits towards the MA, leaving only a further 120 M. level credits to be gained, usually over two years.

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Bath Spa University and Chichester Counselling Services

Graduates of the Chichester Counselling Services (CCS) Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic) or Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling qualify for accreditation of prior learning (APL), worth 60 credits provided they gained their qualification within 6 years of applying for APL. This means that your professional qualification will be considered as contributing to the credits needed for your MA award. Diploma students are required to take a module worth 30 credit points in preparation for the MA proper. This could be an independent study based on a topic that interests you – perhaps an aspect of a case study. Other modules based on your clinical practice are also available.

Cost and enrolment

Fees are periodically reviewed so please contact the University for up to date information.

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The MA Counselling & Psychotherapy is one of the named awards of the Professional Master’s Programme (PMP) at the university. Before registering for the PMP all prospective participants will ideally have an advisory meeting to discuss their individual requirements and if necessary which course modules to take within this career track.

Applications should be made directly to the university (see link to course details above for contact details).