• MSc in Applied Psychology - Counselling Psychology MSc in Applied Psychology - Counselling Psychology

Training Counselling Psychologists who are able to work with people to support them overcome the psychological issues due to personal, relationship, family, psycho-social and occupational problems is the objective of this program. They are also trained in helping clients with trauma related psycho-social issues and low intensity psychological disorders. Supervised training is expected to give the students the correct skills and confidence to practice. 

Supervised Training

This Programme includes a 250h supervised placement to complete the course requirements and another 250h of supervised training to meet the practitioner criteria. Placements are arranged by CIRP in coordination with clinics, organizations and hospitals.

  • Duration        : 01 Year
  • Semesters     : 3
  • RQF Credits   : 180
  • Schedule        : Weekends
  • Intakes:          : February & September
Modules Credits
History and Philosophy of Psychology 10
Applied Theory and Practice of Counselling in Adults 30
Research Methods 30
Professional Skills and Core Competencies in Counselling 20
Psychological Assessments 10
Dissertation 60
Modules Credits
Criminal and Forensic Psychology 20
Community Mental Health: Promotion & Prevention 20
*Select one of the electives given above

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related Fields (Ex. Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Education) 

Or Bachelor’s Degree in any Field or Equivalent Academic or Professional Qualification 
+ 120 UK Credits in Psychology (Ex. Diploma).

Language Requirements

Evidence of High Proficiency in English Language (Ex. Completed a Degree in English Medium) 

Or IETLS 6.5 or Equivalent


Online Library Students can access textbooks, research papers and journal articles via CIRP’s own Virtual Learning Environment.

Largest Psychology Library in Sri Lanka

If you like printed books you have access to the largest collection of psychology textbooks in Sri Lanka.

Academic Writing Centre

A dedicated academic writing center to guide and train students in scientific communication to avoid plagiarism and improve writing.

Internships & Training

Our students have the opportunity of working in the Child Psychology facilities operated by CIRP under the supervision of Child Psychologists.

Course Fee may vary based on the intake, please contact CIRP for fee and funding information. 

For information on Fees and application process please contact

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Funding through Banks

Many leading banks in Sri Lanka have collaborated with CIRP to offer various forms of funding options for Sri Lankan students including student loans, credit card installments etc. To find out the details of the funding options,  speak to a student adviser.


CIRP offers a range of scholarships to both Sri Lankan and international students. You may find out the details of the scholarships Here or speak to a student adviser to get more information.


Students are also offered various discounts. You may find out the details of the discounts relevant to the you  intake Here or speak to a student adviser to get more information.