Marriage, Family and Life Guidance (Master of Counselling)part time degree programmes for professionals

  • Master of Counseling


  • 8 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Aachen, Köln, Münster, Paderborn


  • expired (Germans and inhabitants)

    expired (EU), expired (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study

Therapies, Miscellaneous


The Master's degree programme with integrated continuing education is run by the (arch)dioceses of Cologne, Münster, Paderborn and Freiburg and has an overarching orientation towards schools of counselling and therapy. At the various study locations, different focal points are set for in-depth studies. The degree programme also provides sociological, legal and theological framework conditions for counselling. The reflection of a spiritual counselling attitude from the perspective of the Christian conception of man is of particular importance.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

A first degree qualifying for admission to a profession in psychology, social work, social pedagogy, education, theology, medicine, law or an equivalent course of study and at least one year's relevant professional experience

Lecture period
  • 25.03.2024 - 19.07.2024
  • 23.09.2024 - 07.02.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired (Universitywide deadline)

Tuition fee

The tuition and course fees currently range from EUR 2,800 to EUR 3,500 per year, depending on where you study and the local provisions regarding accommodation/meals. This includes all teaching and examination fees as well as - to a varying extent at the various locations - partly the costs of accommodation and meals during the CET weekends.

Languages of instruction

Main language


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