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
  • Course fee for the 2020/21 academic year is £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
  • Applications are welcome anytime of the year.  The closing date for the 2020 intake has now passed.  Applications sent after the closing date will not normally be accepted but may be considered depending on numbers.
  • Complete the application form here. Or download the application form in Microsoft Word (see below) to complete it and email it to us.
  • Click here to ask us a question or contact [email protected] or call 0141 331 2419.


Application form

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