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Counselling With Addiction (Honours)

Munster Technological University

12 months
11200 EUR/year
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The Counselling With Addiction (Honours) course is a collaborative course between Munster Technological University and Cuan Mhuire/Galilee House of Studies in Athy, Co. Kildare. 


The Counselling With Addiction (Honours) course at Munster Technological University will be delivered by a team of experienced practising addiction counsellors and third level academic staff in Galilee House of Studies, Athy, Co. Kildare (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3), with practice placement undertaken in Cuan Mhuire’s residential centres or other relevant sites across Ireland (Year 4).

The second semester will commence in Mid January 2020, and will run every Saturday for 12 weeks, excluding the Mid Term Break and Easter 2020.  Student accommodation is available in Galilee House at a cost of €20 per nigh B&B.

What are my career opportunities

The purpose of this course is to provide systematic training in counselling theory and practice at a level that prepares participants to counsel in a variety of settings and to use various counselling approaches.

Counselling is a growing and evolving profession in Ireland and internationally. Also, addiction in recent years is becoming an increasing problem in Ireland, with the Government pledging to increase funding in the area of mental health initiatives as part of the national counselling service.

Counsellors may work with individuals, couples, families or groups, and may provide counselling face-to-face, over the telephone or online. There are significant employment opportunities in the various specialised areas, such as addiction, victim support, marriage guidance, bereavement, substance abuse, homelessness, youth and community. Many counsellors work in private practice, private or public residential and non-residential youth and adult centres, schools, colleges, hospitals etc. Some choose to work in a specialised way, for example, by employing methods such as cognitive behaviour therapy or psychodynamic counselling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods 
  • Psychodynamic Perspectives 
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Clinical Supervision  
  • Advanced Addiction Studies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must be 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of entry AND hold an NFQ Level 7 in Counselling (or equivalent) AND are accredited as counsellors with the IACP or ACI or NAPCP.
  • Where English is not the applicant’s first language, they must provide documentary evidence indicating a minimum of 6.0 IELTS score (or equivalent).
  • Vetting by An Garda Síochána is a mandatory requirement for this course.
  • The University’s policy in relation to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will apply.
  • Recommendation from interview panel (score above threshold).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11200 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Non EU/EEA:  €11200

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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