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Glasgow Caledonian University

Counselling Psychology

Glasgow Caledonian University
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Rank: 75 (UKEAS)

Location: Glasgow Caledonian University

Website: www.gcu.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2021/09/28

Duration: 36 months

Intl fees: £13500


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Description

Gain integrated clinical training and extensive professional development through GCU's DPsych Counselling Psychology the only programme of its kind in Scotland. Counselling psychology is a rapidly growing area of applied psychology, and a wide range of diverse settings are in need of highly skilled HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologists.In this doctorate programme, you'll expand your ability to work with complex client groups and contribute impactful research to the field of psychological health.We draw on our relationships with active practitioners to give you a world-class and highly relevant education, with clinical training in both humanistic (person-centred) and cognitive-behavioural approaches. We take a holistic and comprehensive approach to instruction, and you'll develop your skills in applied psychological theory and research as well as complete work in ongoing clinical placements.Here, you'll be a part of a thriving, open and diverse community with a shared investment in social responsibility and a commitment to the common good.

Requirements

Entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) that meets British Psychological Society (BPS) standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). Personal maturity and demonstrable experience in a helping role. Along with your application please provide a 1000 word essay on "How does Counselling Psychology differ from related professions (such as clinical psychology, psychotherapy and counselling), and how has your life experience prepared you for such work?" Academic IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 7.0.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Glasgow Caledonian University.

Professional bodies

  • British Psychological Society
  • Health and Care Professions Council

About this university

International students

Caley rates as the second best university in the UK for its international student satisfaction levels. A large part of this is due to the level of international student support on offer as well as the quality of lifestyle on offer. the International Support Team are available to assist with matters such as immigration and visas as well as daily living matters such as making the most of their time in the UK, working between studies and bringing a family to Scotland while they study. The service is based within the Saltire Centre in the main campus area of the university. Student life outside the classroom centres around the Students Union, itself an independent charity that represents the students, provides support and advice and organises the extracurricular activities. All students are automatically members. There is also a free law clinic within the university that assists students with legal advice and assistance particularly in matters such as housing, employment and contract law. The union runs a large selection of clubs and societies for students to get involved with. There are some 60 different societies ranging from culture and faith groups to hobby and interest societies. There are also volunteering and charity work opportunities for those seeking to give something back to the wider community. In addition, there are some 35 sports club including traditional and modern sports.

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