Course name

Masters in Human Relations and Counselling

Course description

This three-year part-time training will lead to the award of MSc and is an advanced professional training for Psychodynamic Counsellors.

The MSc has been designed to provide students with excellent clinical training, fully integrated with the knowledge, research and experience of the skills that will be necessary for those working in the modern NHS, the third sector and in private practice.  Students are qualified to practice as a Psychodynamic Counsellor on completion of the Post Graduate Diploma level (PGDip) and can choose to complete the programme at that level.

Programme structure
  • 8 modules over 3 years, 180 SCQF points, intergrating theory, practice and research.
  • Year 1: Professional Practice 1, The Psychodynamics of Being Human, Families, Groups and Organisations.
  • Year 2: Professional Pactice 2, Identity, Trauma
  • Year 3: Research, Capstone Project.
  • Supervised clinical practice and personal therapy are additional requirements of the course.
Entry requirements
Costs and funding
  • Fee for 2021/22 academic year to be confirmed. Course fee for the 2020/21 academic year was £3,100 (60 credit year).
  • The Robert Gordon University registration fee is currently £450 per student.
  • Tuition fees do not include personal therapy or work placement clinical supervision (about 20 to 25 hours). Applicants should take this into account when applying.
  • Course fees are reviewed annually and reflect any increase in university accreditation/registration fees. 
Enquiries and application


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