MSc Systemic Psychotherapy

The MSc Systemic Psychotherapy is a qualifying level course leading to eligibility for registration as a psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Family systems perspectives on theory and practice have been rapidly developing across a wide range of professional disciplines and practice contexts. If you work with adults, children, couples or within the family healthcare field, this is your opportunity to further your knowledge and develop the skills to practice therapeutically at a specialised and advanced level using systemic theoretical frameworks.

The MSc Systemic Psychotherapy course integrates taught clinical practice, theory, personal development and research. It forms Years Three to Four of The Family Institute’s psychotherapy training programme and builds on the Institute’s long experience of teaching psychotherapy. It is designed to meet UKCP, UK Association for Family Therapy and European training standards.

Counselling and Psychotherapy at USW

The University of South Wales has an established national reputation for excellence for its delivery of a range of counselling and psychotherapy courses. Courses are delivered both at the Newport City and Pontypridd campuses.
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What you will study

Year One

  • Systemic Approaches to Clinical Practice
  • Systemic Psychotherapy in Context
  • Integrating Systemic Theory, Practice and Research

Year Two

  • Communication, Change and the Development of Therapeutic Practice
  • Second-Order Cybernetics and Complex Systemic Organisation
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You will train in The Family Institute.


This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


  • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2018