Course details

Master of Counselling
NZQF Level 9

About the course

Graduates will have a knowledge and understanding of the diverse range of mainstream counselling approaches with an emphasis on a specific body of ideas, skills and approaches that draw upon constructionist and postmodern theories and practices, that are often called "narrative" approaches. They will have the skills enabling them to develop professional attitudes, knowledge and competencies in the areas of counselling, group leadership, mediation and family therapy, and will have the ability to strengthen people's talents and abilities and their own knowledge about how to combat oppressive circumstances in their lives.

About the provider

The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island cities of Hamilton and Tauranga, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. Each year, the University provides more than 2,000 industry placements and internship opportunities, believing its students benefit from the chance to put the theory they have learnt in classrooms, into practice in a real-world employment environment.

When students choose to study at waikato, they gain a globally recognised education. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings placed the University of Waikato 266th in the world, an improvement of 135 places in five years. The University is also in the top 5% of all globally ranked institutions for research impact, meaning their research is among some of the most influential in the world.