Master of Counselling

The main objective of the programme is to prepare and equip graduates with general training in counseling and guidance theories and practices.
The educational aims of the programme are:
• To prepare and equip students with knowledge, skills and competence to the level where they can make a professional contribution to assisting others who are in need of counseling and guidance.
• To assist students to develop practical skills in the analysis of concepts and practices related to counseling and guidance.
• To prepare students to undertake higher and professional roles in careers that call for expertise in the area of counseling and guidance.


The programme is open to candidates with a variety of backgrounds who have a deep interest in counseling and guidance. However, prospective candidates must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
• Must have a first or second class honours from a recognized university/higher learning institute.
• Applicants holding a pass degree may be considered for admission, if: The GPA is not below 2.5; and have satisfied the SODEESA of their academic potential through GMAT, its equivalent or additional training at diploma level and approved by the SODEESA Board.


The four semester programme consists of 12 course courses which each carry a weight of one topic; as well as a compulsory research paper which carries 6 units to make a total of 18 units to complete the programme.

MCO 7101 Psychology for Counsellors 1 10
MCO 7102 Approaches To Counselling 1 10
MCO 7103 Counselling Skills 1 10
MCO 7104 Addiction & Counselling 1 10
MCO 7105 Marriage Counselling 1 10
MCO 7106 HIV & Aids Counselling 1 10
MCO 7207 Research Methodology 1 10
MCO 7208 Trauma and Crisis Counselling 1 10
MCO 7209 Stress, Relationships & Anger Management 1 10
MCO 7210 School Counselling 1 10
MCO 7211 Workplace Counselling 1 10
MCO 7212 Professional Ethics and Counsellors 1 10
Research Paper 6 60
Total 18 180