Systemic Family Therapy MSc

University of Leeds

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Course info

The MSc in Systemic Family Therapy is a part-time course over 24 months, accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. The MSc is the qualifying level of training and successful completion of the course confers eligibility to register as a Family Therapist / Systemic Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).The course is designed for those who wish to train to work in the NHS, social care agencies or independent practice as a Family ... READ MORE

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Start date and duration

Start date
Part Time
24 months


Entry requirements

You will already have professional training (normally at graduate level) in mental health or social care, eg social work, nursing, clinical psychology, psychiatry, or relevant equivalent professional experience. Further details can be found in the APEL document (Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning). You will already have successfully completed Intermediate level training in Systemic Practice or equivalent. While you are studying with us, you will be required to undertake 200 hours in your own agency setting during the two years of the course and are advised to participate in systemic supervision by a qualified family therapist/supervisor. Your work place may be able to provide or support this. If this is not possible you need to ensure that your supervisor and manager are supportive of your practice developments and your work is supervised in general clinical terms. You are advised to plan for the study requirement of the course which amounts to an estimate 635 hours of private study, 18- 20 course days and 40 x 5 hour (weekly) clinic placements per year. Additional time may be required to fulfil statutory and mandatory training in your placement NHS service and travel to and from your clinical placement. You will need the support of your current manager in enabling your study and in consent to undertake your systemic practice requirements and reference this work in your assessments (with full attendance to client confidentiality) . Our experience is that this training offers considerable benefits to your work place and population you serve. The support of your manager is an important contributor to this process and the MSc Professional Application includes a letter for your manager which outlines the training and asks for their support for your application. It you are unable to gain support at this stage, it is important that you contact the course team to discuss this as early as possible.

Tuition fees

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£11,750 overall cost
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Students from Other UK
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Students from Channel Islands
£25,000 overall cost
Students from EU EU Students
£25,000 overall cost
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Where you'll study

University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane Leeds
LS2 9JT United Kingdom Nearest train station: Leeds  0.6 miles away

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