Guidance Counselling & Lifespan Development MA | Graduate School, University of Limerick

Guidance Counselling & Lifespan Development MA

Education & Health Sciences:Guidance Counselling & Lifespan Development MA

Guidance Counselling & Lifespan Development MA
2 Years  Part- Time
Course Closed


Closing Date: 6pm, 20th May 2019.   Further detailed information on the programme curriculum and timetable will be provided then.

Applicants are requested to supply, in addition to the specified documents, two seperately attached documents on MS word: (1) An up-to-date CV and (2) a 500 word Personal Statement describing their interest and reason for applying for the programme.)

This programme is approved by Department of Education and Skills (DES) for the purpose of appointment as a qualified Guidance Counsellor in the post primary and further education sector.

Master of Arts (MA) in Guidance Counselling and Lifespan Development (Level 9, 90 ECTS credits)


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 areas of personal, social, educational and career development.  In order to fulfil their roles as Guidance Counsellors effectively, participants on the programme will be educated in a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies within the context of a lifelong learning framework.   The strong focus on personal development on the programme strives to promote self-understanding and insight for a deeper appreciation of the counselling process.  Consequently, participants are required to avail of external supervision provided by an accredited counsellor, psychologist or psychotherapist in each academic year.  Details of which will be explained to participants on the programme.

 For more information on the programme description please click here

School of Education
Dr. Lucy Hearne,    
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