Introduction

The Master of Counselling in the Faculty of Education is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience working as professional counsellors/psychologists. It can be completed in 12 months, 18 months or 24 months as part time study depending on the level of entry.

The Master of Counselling provides a professional qualification and offers authentic counselling experience. It is suitable for people from a variety of professions such as human resources, health, social welfare and education.

Programme Structure

This course consists of eight 12-point coursework units plus one 0-point professional experience unit.  Students must complete:

  • Introduction to Mental Health Issues
  • Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Counselling Skills for Individuals, Couples and Groups
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapies
  • Ethics for Counsellors
  • Informing Practice Through Research
  • Supervised Professional Counselling Practice

Supervised Professional Counselling Practice is a field placement (practicum) that develops a range of professional skills and acquaints students with issues of professional ethics and practice in counselling. Students are required to complete 200 placement hours in total, of which 100 hours are ‘contact’ hours (face-to-face counselling) and 100 hours are ‘non-contact’ (e.g. observation). Students are also required to participate in weekly online discussion groups and postings throughout the duration of the placement.

Admission Requirements

6-Unit Programme (Duration: 18 months instead of 24 months)

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in any field with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years relevant professional experience; or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in a related field with at least a credit (60%) average; or
  • A Bachelor’s (honours) Degree and/or Graduate Certificate and/or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in any field with at least a credit (60%) average.

Applicants who do not meet the Master’s admission will be assessed for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies with a credit average, students will be admitted into the 4-unit Master’s Degree Programme directly.

4-Unit Programme (Duration: 12 months instead of 24 months)

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in a related field with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years relevant professional experience; or
  • A Bachelor’s (honours) Degree and/or Graduate Certificate and/or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in any field with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years relevant professional experience; or
  • A Bachelor’s (honours) Degree and/or Graduate Certificate and/or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a related field with at least a credit (60%) average.

Applicants who do not meet the Master’s admission requirements will be assessed for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies with a credit average, students will be admitted into the 4-unit Master’s Degree programme directly.

In all cases, the final decision for admission to the programme rests with the University.

Date & Fees

Dates
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Fees
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Contact Details

Kaplan City Campus @ PoMo
1 Selegie Rd
Level 6
Singapore 188306

Kaplan City Campus @ Wilkie Edge
8 Wilkie Rd
Level 2
Singapore 228095

Academic Programmes (Diploma / Masters)
Tel: +65 6733 1877
Email: info.sg@kaplan.com