Entry Requirements

MA Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Applications are being accepted for September 2015 entry


Applicants will have a degree or minimum of 5 years' experience in a relevant professional role.

Counselling Training

 It is expected that applicants will:

  • have completed a course in counselling of a minimum of 50 hours*;
  • have some understanding of psychodynamic theory;
  • have relevant practical experience of working in a helping role in either a voluntary or a paid capacity

*We are looking for applicants to have completed some foundation training in counselling skills prior to commencing the MA course. This training might be a short course in counselling, or it may be that an applicant has undertaken some training in a professional or voluntary capacity, or as part of their degree/training, which is akin to basic counselling skills training.

Our Introduction to Counselling Skills module (30 hours) can be taken as foundation training.

Clinical Practice

Applicants will need to have given some consideration to where they may gain experience of clinical practice in Years 2 & 3.

Personal Therapy

To have made financial and practice arrangements to complete a minimum of 40 hours of personal psychodynamic therapy by the end of the course.


All students must have access to a computer and the internet.

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Contact Details

Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning

University of Leicester
128 Regent Road
United Kingdom

0116 252 5962

Key Facts

3 years part-time
Course Times:
Years 1 and 2: Wednesdays, 12.00 - 8.30 pm, plus individual tutorials.
Year 3: Weekly supervision group (1.5 hours), plus individual research supervision meetings.

2015/16 Course Fee:

Total fee: £11,680*
£3,893.00 per annum*

Alumni Loyalty Discount Scheme:
Alumni (Home/EU): £3,503.70 per annum*

Graduate Scholarship:
Scholarship: £1,946.50 per annum*

*Subject to annual review

Credit Value:
180 Credits at level M

Teaching Mode:
Taught via face-to-face teaching sessions

Course Staff

Course Director:
Jon March

Course Tutor:
Dr Clare Symons