Integrative Psychotherapy MSc/PG Dip/Grad Cert


Please note that the application process for 2017 is now closed. Applications for 2018 intake will open in December 2017, with interviews taking place in April 2018.

The MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy is a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) accredited programme that leads to professional registration in adult or child psychotherapy or counselling. UKCP operate separate child and adult registers, and the programme at Newman offers entry onto either or both registers, depending on the chosen pathway.

The programme has been accredited by the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA). UPCA is an institutional member of UKCP.

Professional standards specify that Psychotherapy training should be at a postgraduate level of competence, and of at least 4 years duration. Counselling training can be at a graduate or postgraduate level, and at least 3 years long. The programme at Newman fulfills this professional requirement via two linked academic awards  – a one year long Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling Studies followed by a three year MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy OR the one year Graduate Certificate, followed by a 2 year PG Dip in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Both programmes are designed to fulfill the requirements for registration as either an adult, or a child and adolescent practitioner. For the psychotherapy route only, there is an option for dual registration as both an adult and child and adolescent psychotherapist.

The programme revolves around the development of a well-articulated integrative practice base, with teaching and learning differentiated according to the chosen professional registration option.

Psychotherapy and Counselling with Children:

Professional standards recognise that while there are similarities between counselling and psychotherapy with adults and with children, there are also significant differences. By fulfilling the requirements of both sets of standards, it is possible to achieve professional registration as both an adult and a child and adolescent psychotherapist.

Newman Health and Wellbeing Centre

In October 2016, a new Health and Wellbeing Centre opened at Newman University. This includes a counselling and psychotherapy service for both adults and children. Students have the opportunity to apply to work on clinical placement at the centre.

Special features
  • The Child programme is one of a small number nationally, and the only programme (at the time of writing)  in the Midlands that leads to professional registration with UKCP in Child Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • The programme offers a unique combination of academic and professional qualifications.  Academic awards include the award of the Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling Studies (level 6) and a non-professional fall-back PG Cert in Integrative Psychotherapy Studies (level 7), followed by four academic awards each leading to a professional accreditation option, namely:
    • PG Dip in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (adult) (level 7) – leading to professional registration on the adult register as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
    • PG Dip in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 7) – leading to professional registration on the child register as a Child Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
    • MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (adult),  (level 7) – leading to professional registration on the adult register as a Psychotherapist
    • MSc in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy  (level 7) – leading to professional registration on the child register as a Child Psychotherapist
  • Personal and professional development is a key component of psychotherapy training, and occurs continuously throughout the period of study. As part of this, students are required to undertake personal therapy throughout their period of study. Personal therapy is self-funded.
  • Professional registration stipulates the completion of a minimum of 450 supervised clinical practice hours. These are integrated into the programme, which means that entry onto the professional register occurs at the point of graduation from the MSc. Some supervision hours are provided on the course however, most supervision is external and self funded.

Newman University would like to draw your attention to our Academic Regulations. These regulations are your Terms of Reference and should be considered when making a decision to study with our institution.

Entry requirements

This is a postgraduate programme and normally requires a prior first degree (minimum 2:2) and the ability to work at level 7. Applicants with a first degree in Counselling or equivalent may gain direct entry to the MSc, whilst those with a Foundation Degree or Diploma in Counselling may commence the MSc upon successful completion of Newman's BA Top-up award in Integrative Counselling.

Additional requirements are: substantial relevant work experience with either children or adults; personal suitability based on personal qualities such as resilience and the aptitude for psychotherapeutic work.


Total course fees for 2017:

MSc £6865
PG Dip £4577
PG Cert £2288

Course Fees 2018 (total):
MSc £6,865
PG Dip £4,577
PG Cert £2,288
Please note for 2018/19 the University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

For information regarding a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Master's study click here


Integrative Psychotherapy - Adult

As a full time student, you will study a total of 180 credits each year. The credits are made up of mandatory modules and you may have a list of optional modules to choose from. Not every programme offers optional modules and when an optional module is available it will be clearly marked. All modules are listed below and you may not be required to complete all of these modules. Most modules are 20 credits or 30 credits and dissertations are 60 credits. Please note that not all optional modules run every year. For further information please email


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Integrative Psychotherapy - Child and Adolescent


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