Counselling Online Bachelor and Master Degree Courses in the UK

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff
Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice MA - online Bath Spa University - - - £4298 £7953 - online Part-time
Therapeutic Counselling (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) - online Leeds Beckett University - - - - - - online Full-time
Counselling Studies (PhD) PhD - online The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - online Full-time
Genetic and Genomic Counselling MSc - online Cardiff University - - - - - - online Part-time
  • A day in the life of a Counsellor
  • Counselor: Basic Skills of a Counselor
  • A counselling student in primary care


Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Counselling

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25731 £21503 £23767
25-75 percentile range £24646 - £27975 £15340 - £25476 £16859 - £28886

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25375 £21947 £24810
25-75 percentile range £23011 - £27737 £17356 - £24809 £19050 - £28612

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Counselling

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Counselling who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Counselling, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


  • The following degrees are offered for Counselling studies:
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Science - MSc

According to a 2019 study conducted at Northeastern University in the U.S., 83% of business executives considered an online degree from a well-known institution to have the same value as its equivalent on-campus degree. The same study found that respect for online degrees has been increasing dramatically over the last decade. The reputation of the institution is generally more important than whether the degree is obtained online. The COVID pandemic has erased any remaining stigma that online education may have had in the past.