The MA Consultative Supervision has been running since 2000 and has an excellent reputation as a comprehensive training package for continuing professional development. It is aimed at members of the helping professions who provide non-managerial supervision for practitioners in relation to their professional practice. This includes health care professionals, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, social workers and other similar roles.
The MA is a two-year course, made up of one year’s training on the Postgraduate Diploma Consultative Supervision plus one year completing the Masters research and dissertation stage. The PG Diploma stage covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of consultative supervision; on the Masters research and dissertation stage you will learn about research methods for studying Consultative Supervision, and will undertake a research project of your choice.
Following successful completion of the PG Diploma Consultative Supervision, students can proceed to the final Masters stage where you’ll have the opportunity to research and write a 20,000 word dissertation on a topic relating to consultative supervision.
Dissertation – You will learn about the different research methods which help develop knowledge about consultative supervision. You will then put this into action in your own choice of research project, on a topic relevant to integrative counselling and psychotherapy. You will be allocated a personal supervisor to provide expert guidance, advice and support.
The Masters research and dissertation stage consists of six days teaching plus nine hours of project supervision.
Masters research and dissertation stage: Research proposal, presentation, dissertation (20,000 words).
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
Once you’ve completed the Masters, you will have demonstrated that you have an in-depth knowledge of supervision, which is likely to include specialist knowledge gained by your own research findings. This is likely to further develop your reputation as a professional supervisor.
There may also be opportunities for you to progress into further study via a PhD route on application, both at the University of South Wales and other UK Universities.
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.