Psychotherapy - Systemic Psychotherapy

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Psychotherapy - Systemic Psychotherapy
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 101940 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry Year 2020
Application Date How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th May 2020 at 4pm.
Late applications may be considered.
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Duration 2 years part-time.

Learning and Teaching
Teaching takes place normally one day per fortnight at QUB. This includes lectures, seminars, small group work and case presentations. Additionally students spend one day per week in a supervised practice clinic with other students and a supervisor, to achieve a minimum of 150 hours of direct or observed practice per year.
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Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Equivalent qualifications include the Pre-2007 Post-Qualifying Award in Social Work. Where this is not met, applicants must show that their exp...


Expand+Systemic Psychotherapy highlights

The MSc constitutes years 3 and 4 of the four year Qualifying level Systemic Family Psychotherapist training.

Professional Accreditations
•This programme is accredited at ‘Qualification’ level by the Ass...

Course Content

Expand+Systemic practice and family therapy helps people in close relationships to better understand and support each other. It enables individuals and family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, understand each other’s e...

Subjects Taught Core modules

Family Therapy and Systemic Thinking 1: Theoretical Perspectives
Family Therapy and Systemic Thinking 2: Theoretical Perspectives
Family Therapy Skills and Techniques 1: Practice Applications
Family Therapy Skills and Techniques 2: Practice Applications
Dissertation Module
Assessment Method

Expand+Assessments associated with this course are outlined below:

Assessment is by written assignment and oral presentation, including a case study and learning portfolio.

Students developing clinical practice is assessed during their supervised cl...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Prospects
This course provides knowledge and skills which are highly valued in both child and adult services across health and social care.

Systemic Practitioners and Systemic Family Therapists work in many health and social ...

Further Enquiries Dr Stephen Coulter, Lecturer
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work - Lecturer
Life Course Research
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 1490

Ms Suzanne Mooney, Lecturer, Postgraduate research student
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work - Lecturer
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3641
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