PGDip/ MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Interview Information
Thank you for applying for the Postgraduate Diploma / MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at UEL. Admission onto the course is subject to successfully passing an interview, so please read the following information carefully.
Due to the high competition for places, if you are unable to attend your interview, it may not be possible for us to reschedule. We are unable to arrange Skype or any other online means for our interviews.
We are unable to offer online interviews except in very exceptional circumstances. We value meeting our interviewees in person.
- A short, personal description which tells us more about your interests and includes a metaphor that describes you. Please also include why you should be offered a place (600 words max).
- A passport photo
All interviews take place at the School of Psychology on the Stratford University of East London campus. The address is:
The University of East London
School of Psychology – Arthur Edwards Building
On arrival, you should report to the main entrance reception desk in the Conference and Computing Centre. Directions to the University can be found here: How to find us
The first part of the interview process will be a group Q&A with academic tutors. Following the group session, there will be individual interviews.
During your individual interview, we would like to see you at your best, so all of the questions will be about your strengths, areas for further development and relevant experiences. The interview will be a chance for us to find out more about you and vice versa.
Have a look at the University of East London website to find out more about this specific programme. Another useful website which gives you information about counselling training is that of our accrediting body: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
You will have to be able to meet us between 11-1 on a Thursday. Your individual interview will only last for 30 minutes maximum.