The programme offers a stimulating enquiry into the many themes, tensions and challenges within the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities. The programme has been put together to address generic and specific skills of contemporary relevance within these broad disciplines, by drawing on practical skills taken from the discipline of Counselling, skills which are increasingly embedded within professional practices. In addition, the significant academic and evidence-based foundation of the programme will equip you with theoretical and critical abilities in which to engage with the wider social and political field in which these skills are based. The programme follows the development of the ideology of care and synthesizes the common elements of this value into an interdisciplinary approach to the skills, theories, contexts and professional standards required to exercise a supportive and helping relationship within contemporary professional disciplines. The starting point for this will be the embedded counselling practices which are now recognized in their different forms within the work of Care professionals.