Guidance Counselling & Lifespan Development

University of Limerick


Course Name Guidance Counselling & Lifespan Development
Course Provider University of Limerick
Course Code 98923 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major University of Limerick Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 09/Sep/2019
Application Date Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.
Duration 2 years part time
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Application Fee An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Candidates for this initial qualification in guidance counselling shall be required to possess either of the following:

•A Degree in Education at 2h2 (Level 8 - QQI) or above from a concurrent undergraduate programme, or a Higher Diploma/Masters i...

Comment The MA provides a professional qualification in guidance counselling. It provides training in the required knowledge, skills and competencies in the areas of personal, social, educational and career guidance across the lifespan. This programme is approved by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) for the purpose of appointment as a Guidance Counsellor in post-primary, further and adult education.
Course Content

The focus of the MA is to qualify practicing teachers and other professionals to become qualified guidance counsellors. The professional Guidance Counsellor brings to bear specific skills in counselling individuals in the are...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1
Semester 1
•Counselling Theory and Practice 1
•Professional Practice in Guidance Counselling

Semester 2:
•Psychology of Human Development
•Theory and Skills of Experiential Group Learning

Summer Semester:
•Theory and Practice of...

Careers or Further Progression Graduate Profile
Graduate of this programme have availed of opportunities to work as qualified guidance counsellors in the post-primary, further, higher and adult education sector, public employment sector and private practice. They have also progressed into further professional studies and research.
Further Enquiries Department: Education and Professional Studies
Dr. Lucy Hearne,
Course Director,
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