Loss & Bereavement (Clinical Practice)

Bereavement and loss

Entry requirements

  • To apply for this programme you must hold current accreditation/membership through a national body overseeing counselling/psychotherapy/psychology or other relevant clinical practice, and a relevant Level 8 degree (or equivalent as demonstrated through Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL]). RPL involves demonstration of formal training in counselling/psychotherapy; significant professional experience, including client caseload, in loss/bereavement related work; clinical supervision and evidence of personal insight into loss and bereavement.
  • An academic transcript will be requested when a place is offered. An academic transcript lists your complete academic history – programmes attended, a breakdown of marks/grades achieved, the degree awarded, your overall grade and conferring date.
  • International degrees’ equivalency are to be verified using this service

If you are a prospective students applying for the MSc Loss & Bereavement (Counselling) for whom English is not your native language you may need to arrange a test to confirm proficiency in English. More details are available here.

Please note: Ensure you are applying for the correct stream within the MSc Loss & Bereavement programmes. If you are uncertain, please read the MSc Loss & Bereavement brochure or contact Jennifer Leech, Education Administrator at the Irish Hospice Foundation.