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Course overview

The complexities of modern life present many situations in which counselling can be valuable.

Our Master’s course provides professional education for developing particular qualities in relationship with others, enabling individuals to discover their own resources for a more creative, optimistic and autonomous way of being that is key to counselling.

Start Date
September, 2017
Study Option
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
3 years

Why Study Clinical Counselling with us?

Our Clinical Counselling course builds on the University’s reputation of offering quality professional training in counselling for a number of years. The course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and our MA is one of a few accredited MA courses in a university setting in the country.

The course reflects the ethos of the person-centred approach to counselling, although there is the opportunity to explore other established approaches.

There is also the chance to produce a small-scale Research Dissertation in an area of interest in the field of counselling.

Social Sciences

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.


From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

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