MA in Counselling

Empowering and Enlightening others

This course is designed to meet the needs of professionals and other graduates involved in counselling and other related fields, working in both the Public and the Private sectors, Parastatal bodies, NGO’s and other Institutions. It is designed to equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work with people in need of counselling in institutions and situations arising in the various sectors of human life.
This programme aims to offer students a supportive and challenging learning environment that will enable them to develop personal qualities and professional knowledge, expertise and skills deemed necessary for competent practitioners interested in counselling within the society. It will support students by providing them with both the theoretical underpinnings of counselling as well as the practical training underlying the counselling profession.

Career Prospects

  • For those who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills as practicing professionals in the various relevant sectors concerned, such as health, education, social and other welfare services among others.

Objectives

Develop an appreciation of the philosophies, theories and research concerning the various counselling approaches.
Provide opportunities to investigate significant counselling issues through case studies.
Demonstrate an indepth understanding of the therapeutic process. Acquire critical understanding of the place and role of counselling in the Mauritian society.
Understand the importance of the human context of the counselling environment.
Recognize the need for personal development in relation to training as a counsellor.
Appraise the importance of personal experience and values and attitudes in counselling practice.
Explore the issues in relation to counselling in various settings: educational, health care, social, organisational and employment & retirement.
Explain the importance of research methodology in counselling.
Consider the relevance of ethical, social and cultural issues in the counselling process.

Requirements

  • As per UTM ‘Admissions Regulations’ and ‘Admission to Programmes of Study

Curriculum

13 Lessons2 years

Module

Introduction to Counselling
Counselling Theory and Practice
Professional Ethics & Law
Couple and Family Counselling
Fundamentals of Human Development and Behavior
The Humanistic Approach to Counselling
Research Methods in Counselling
The Psychodynamic Approach to Counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Counselling
Substance Abuse Counselling
Clinical Issues
Practicum
Dissertation