External Examiner – Counselling and Psychotherapy Postgraduate Programmes

Opening Date:
13 Dec 2021
Closing Date:
14 Jan 2022
Salary Range:

Salary range: Approx £1000 per year
Location: Flexible/home working

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Postgraduate Programmes at the University of Edinburgh are seeking a new External Examiner. The programmes include a range of qualifications, both academic and professional, including Pg Certificate, Pg Diploma, Masters and Professional Doctorate. Students are local and international and the student cohort is around 300 in total. The programme orientation is a dialogue between the person-centred approach and psychodynamic perspectives and ideally External Examiners should have a specialist interest in one of these orientations and a commitment to dialogue across orientations. There are two External Examiners. External examining involves sampling work across the range of courses (modules) and contributing to the Examination Boards, which take place in October, February and July each year. Contribution may include attendance in person or via telephone or video-link. The fee paid depends on the number of courses examined across the year, the course credits and class numbers. It amounts to approximately £1000 per year.

More information on External Examining at the University of Edinburgh is available at:


Interested parties are welcome to contact (from 11th to 22nd December) Prof Jonathan Wyatt, jonathan.wyatt@ed.ac.uk and thereafter Seamus Prior, Head of Subject Area, Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences: seamus.prior@ed.ac.uk

Please apply by sending Seamus your CV and a covering letter, explaining your interest and suitability for the post.