Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

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The Master of Arts Counseling Psychology course is a 2 year program aimed at producing democratic and diverse practical-oriented graduates capable of serving as university lecturers, researchers, consultants, and counselors locally, regionally and globally. The Curriculum provides adequate opportunities in both theory and practice of psychological counseling in order to train and produce qualified counsellors. The course comprises of a total of 18 units, practicum assessment and thesis inclusive. The training should equip them with the needed professional qualifications and expertise necessary to successfully carry out both individual and group counseling.

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The course is suitable for first-degree holders who wish to undertake counseling as a profession or for other professionals who would wish to have knowledge of the skills of counseling.

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Candidates shall only be admitted to the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program if they have satisfied the minimum entry requirements of the university as specified below:

  • Upper Second Class degree in Counselling Psychology or any other field
  • Upper Second Class degree in another field but with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology or a Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • A Lower Second Class degree in Counselling Psychology or any other field with two years of working experience.
  • Duration & Structure of The Programme
    • Two years
    Mode of Delivery of The Programme/Course
    • The course is offered on a part-time mode and Distance Learning model, with a blended approach of both face-to-face and virtual classes.
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    Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
    • MCP 810: Research methods in social sciences
    • MCP 811: Statistics in Social sciences
    • MCP 812: Psychological assessment and Evaluation
    • MCP 813: Fundamentals and process of counselling
    • MCP 814: Theories of Counselling
    • MCP 815: Introduction to psychopathology
    • MCP 820: Lifespan Human Development.
    • MCP 821: Professional and ethical issues in counselling.
    • MCP 822: Theories of Personality.
    • MCP 823: Group Counselling.
    • MCP 824: Counselling skills and techniques.
    • ELECTIVES
    • MCP 825: Addiction counseling and psychotherapy
    • MCP 826: Family and Marital therapy
    • MCP 827: Loss and grief counselling
    • MCP 830: Counseling Field Practicum
    NB: PERSONAL THERAPY TO BE CARRIED OUT BEFORE PROCEEDING TO PRACTICUM.
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    Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
    • MCP 800: THESIS
    • MCP 800: THESIS
    • MCP 800: THESIS
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    Intake Periods
  • January
  • May
  • September
    Modes of Study
  • Weekend
  • Part Time
Course Overview

The Master of Arts Counseling Psychology course is a 2 year program aimed at producing democratic and diverse practical-oriented graduates capable of serving as university lecturers, researchers, consultants, and counselors locally, regionally and globally. The Curriculum provides adequate opportunities in both theory and practice of psychological counseling in order to train and produce qualified counsellors. The course comprises of a total of 18 units, practicum assessment and thesis inclusive. The training should equip them with the needed professional qualifications and expertise necessary to successfully carry out both individual and group counseling.

Who Can Join

The course is suitable for first-degree holders who wish to undertake counseling as a profession or for other professionals who would wish to have knowledge of the skills of counseling.

Entry Qualifications

Candidates shall only be admitted to the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program if they have satisfied the minimum entry requirements of the university as specified below:

  • Upper Second Class degree in Counselling Psychology or any other field
  • Upper Second Class degree in another field but with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology or a Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • A Lower Second Class degree in Counselling Psychology or any other field with two years of working experience.
  • Duration & Structure of The Programme
    • Two years
    Mode of Delivery of The Programme/Course
    • The course is offered on a part-time mode and Distance Learning model, with a blended approach of both face-to-face and virtual classes.

    Curriculum Road Map
    Year (1)
    Year (2)
    Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
    • MCP 810: Research methods in social sciences
    • MCP 811: Statistics in Social sciences
    • MCP 812: Psychological assessment and Evaluation
    • MCP 813: Fundamentals and process of counselling
    • MCP 814: Theories of Counselling
    • MCP 815: Introduction to psychopathology
    • MCP 820: Lifespan Human Development.
    • MCP 821: Professional and ethical issues in counselling.
    • MCP 822: Theories of Personality.
    • MCP 823: Group Counselling.
    • MCP 824: Counselling skills and techniques.
    • ELECTIVES
    • MCP 825: Addiction counseling and psychotherapy
    • MCP 826: Family and Marital therapy
    • MCP 827: Loss and grief counselling
    • MCP 830: Counseling Field Practicum
    NB: PERSONAL THERAPY TO BE CARRIED OUT BEFORE PROCEEDING TO PRACTICUM.