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    Hi all,

    Just looking for some advice really. I finished my BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychology last year hoping it would be a great boost in finding work within the sector. Unfortunately, 9 months on, I'm still no better off and I'm looking at returning to education to top up my degree and become accredited with BACP (something my degree didn't offer).

    A friend of mine is looking at doing the PG Dip in Counselling & Psychotherapy however I'm unsure as to how this will affect employability compared to the MA. The PG Dip is 2 years part time, and half the price, whereas the MA is 3 years part time and £10,000. Does anyone have any insight into a PG Dip/MA and what the benefits/hold backs are for either?

    Thanks in advance!

    Pgdip is two thirds of a masters. So it's all of the taught units sans dissertation.

    A masters is obviously seen as more in academic terms because it shows that you can research a topic at an advanced level compared to undergraduate. If you don't want an academic career then a pgdip could be enough.
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