Master of Counselling 24 months Postgraduate Program By The University of Queensland |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 33QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

41,120 AUDTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

15 Sep, 2024Application Deadline

Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

If you're looking to become an accredited counsellor and help people who are struggling with a range of life challenges, the Master of Counselling is for you.

This 2-year full-time program will provide you with in-depth knowledge and practical skills for a successful career in professional counselling. The program is designed for those with an approved degree in social work, psychology, human services, nursing or a related field who want to gain professional counselling qualifications.

The program has a strong focus on integrative approaches to counselling and applied psychotherapy. It seeks to effectively and respectfully enhance outcomes for people struggling with a range of challenges.

You'll study courses that will develop your knowledge and professional counselling skills. You'll learn about research that informs counselling practice, understand key best-practice principles and master how to work with a diverse range of clients.

In your second year, you'll undertake more than 360 hours of supervised practical placement in government and private agencies. While on placement you'll complete a major project, which provides you the opportunity to apply counselling theory and research skills.

Taught in conjunction with UQ’s School of Psychology, the program is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

If you're looking to become an accredited counsellor and help people who are struggling with a range of life challenges, the Master of Counselling is for you.

This 2-year full-time program will provide you with in-depth knowledge and practical skills for a successful career in professional counselling. The program is designed for those with an approved degree in social work, psychology, human services, nursing or a related field who want to gain professional counselling qualifications.

The program has a strong focus on integrative approaches to counselling and applied psychotherapy. It seeks to effectively and respectfully enhance outcomes for people struggling with a range of challenges.

You'll study courses that will develop your knowledge and professional counselling skills. You'll learn about research that informs counselling practice, understand key best-practice principles and master how to work with a diverse range of clients.

In your second year, you'll undertake more than 360 hours of supervised practical placement in government and private agencies. While on placement you'll complete a major project, which provides you the opportunity to apply counselling theory and research skills.

Taught in conjunction with UQ’s School of Psychology, the program is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

100+
72+
4+
7+

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with demonstrated prior learning in the social and behavioural sciences, and
  • you must also submit a recorded oral presentation.

15 Sep 2024
2 Years
Feb

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

16,323 AUD
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International Students

41,120 AUD
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The University of Queensland has one of the most comprehensive high-quality range of undergraduate degrees in Australia. We provide choices to give you the flexibility to meet your learning goals.  

Many of our degrees offer practical experiences such as field trips and industry placements to boost your skills and enhance employability.  We engage with industry to provide mentorship opportunities and inform curriculum development. UQ also allows undergraduate students to undertake two bachelor's degrees at the same time (dual degree programs), but in a shorter period of time than if they were completed separately. 

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, UQ ranks top 50 in the world in 16 subjects, while holding its position of 2 subjects in the global top 5.

Globally, UQ is in the world's top 30 universities in 8 subject areas, including:

  • 2nd Sports-related Subjects
  • 5th Mineral & Mining Engineering
  • =19th Agriculture & Forestry
  • 20th Environmental Sciences
  • 20th Petroleum Engineering
  • 23rd Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • =27th Hospitality & Leisure Management
  • =30th Psychology

Enquire about your undergraduate study options today!

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The University of Queensland offers postgraduate coursework programs such as graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, coursework masters, advanced coursework masters and professional doctorates). In addition, you could complete research higher degrees such as the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to equip you with specialist knowledge, enhance your employability, upgrade your qualifications, help you get promoted, or pave the way for your career in academia.

Research

Our researchers are answering some of the world’s toughest questions. With eight internationally recognised research institutes on-site, along with leading academics on staff, you will have the opportunity to study with some of the world’s best researchers. Some of our research highlights include Gardasil®, the cervical cancer vaccine; Triple P – Positive Parenting Program; world-leading MRI technology; discovering the new disease HBSL; and developing microalgae as a green-power biofuel.

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, UQ ranks top 50 in the world in 16 subjects, while holding its position of 2 subjects in the global top 5.

Globally, UQ is in the world's top 30 universities in 8 subject areas, including:

  • 2nd Sports-related Subjects
  • 5th Mineral & Mining Engineering
  • =19th Agriculture & Forestry
  • 20th Environmental Sciences
  • 20th Petroleum Engineering
  • 23rd Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • =27th Hospitality & Leisure Management
  • =30th Psychology

Enquire about your postgraduate study options today!

CRICOS Provider Number 00025B  • TEQSA PRV12080

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