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Masters in Counselling Children in Schools

Masters in Counselling Children in Schools

Produce original research on an area that interests you for the benefit of children and young people.

We are not currently running our Masters Counselling Children in Schools this academic year (2020/21). Any changes to this will be updated on our website and included in the quarterly Mental Health Workforce newsletter. To sign up, please add your email address and tick the relevant boxes in our enquiry form.

Masters in Counselling Children in Schools

Place2Be’s Masters course is an exciting opportunity to enrich our collective knowledge of counselling.

Course details

What it covers:

  • Developing a research proposal
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Ethics
  • Evaluation and application of findings.

Useful for those who want to:

  • Develop their research skills
  • Apply research findings to improve their clinical practice
  • Enrich the field of counselling research.

Course structure

  • One year-long research project and 14,000-word dissertation
  • 38 hours of tutor contact time via six to eight study seminars
  • 12 hours of supervision.

Download the full Counselling Children in Schools programme (PDF 148KB)
Download our list of Postgraduate Diploma and Masters staff and speakers (PDF 350KB)

Entry requirements

Must have completed Place2Be’s Postgraduate Diploma


Must have completed an equivalent Postgraduate Diploma course (120 credits at Level 7) and:

  • Have at least two years’ experience counselling in a Place2Be school
  • Have completed at least 200 hours of supervised clinical work, 100 of which should be with children
  • Submit a 1,000-word academic position statement outlining their integrative counselling philosophy and style and how they arrived at it
  • Deliver a presentation at interview about evidence-based practice and the difference between quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Pay an additional charge.


Must have completed a Level 4, 5 or 6 Diploma in Counselling and:

  • Meet the requirements in the bullet points above
  • Submit a 4,000-word case study
  • Submit a 3,000-word essay about working in the school system.

Read the guidance notes for MA applications


  • Awarded by the University of East London (UEL).

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Payment options

The fee for the Masters is £4,000. You can choose how to pay:

Initial £480 deposit plus:

  • Option A) £3,520 single payment (Full Course Fee)
  • Option B) 2 Payments of £1,760 every 3 months

Payment will be required only if offered a place to study.

Find out more

Get in touch using our enquiries form or call us on 020 7923 5558.


Safe learning environments

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Place2Be’s extensive network helped me identify research participants I could not have found otherwise, and I later presented my findings at the BACP Research Conference in Belfast. It was a unique and inspiring learning experience.

Masters graduate