Thanks to the cooperation between The Berne institute (UK) and TA academie (NL) students now have the possibility to reach their academic Master’s degree in TA. The Berne Institute in Kegworth (UK) and Middlesex University in London (UK) provide a program towards an academic Master in TA.
A Master in TA helps you to understand and practice TA on an academic level. Your critical thinking and your way of practicing TA diagnosis & analysis, options, vision are developed in a profound way. Getting an academic Master’s degree in TA is an important step in both your professional development and your personal growth. It’s taking TA to the next level. By writing your Master’s thesis, you add to the research and applicability of TA.
There are three directions open to you: MSc TA Organizational, MSc TA Education and MSc TA Psychotherapy.
You can choose between two routes to reach the MSc level:
- you first pass your CTA in the field of Organizations, Education or Psychotherapy and then head for the Master in TA;
- you combine your preparation for your CTA with preparation for the Master in any of the three fields.
Route A. First CTA, then MSc
When you decide to take your CTA exam first, this CTA certificate gives you almost all the points Middlesex University requires to get a Master’s degree.
Requirements after getting your CTA:
1. Attend a 3-day Professional Excellence Workshop (PEW) and present a paper which is suitable for publication in a professional journal or make a presentation that is the basis of such an article. In addition produce a commentary as directed by the assessors highlighting: the research issues in the article, the significance of the article, how it relates to your training and the PEW how it relates to current professional practice.
2. Complete one of the following:
A. A second PEW and commentary as described above.
B. Attend four days of Applied Topics in TA workshops at The Berne Institute (UK) or The TA academie (NL) and then submit an essay (2000-3000 words) relating one topic to their practice of organisational TA.C. Write a long essay of 5000 words.
When granted a pass to these requirements the certification committee of Middlesex University will certify you as a Master TA.
Route B. CTA & MSC together
If you choose the combined route, you start a learning programme at the Berne Institute after you have had your basic TA training (200 hours) in e.g. TA academie.
You follow modules in the field of Organisations or in the field of Education or in the field of Psychotherapy. This program is two years and six modules (3 each year). During these courses you’ll do the work that enables you to get your credits for academic certification by delivering 6 assignments of 2500-3000 words each. You are trained to apply TA in an academic way.
You will need a final year to finish: when you have passed your six MSc assignments you prepare for your CTA exam by doing a written and oral examination (see EATA site for requirements www.eatanews.org). On passing the CTA exam you receive both your CTA certificate and your Master’s degree (awarded by the University of Middlesex at fixed dates).
MSc TA is education in TA for those really grabbed by TA and its depth and practical importance. It is a chance fit for you when you want to develop your academic way of thinking and practicing. It will fit you well if you like reading and writing, have the desire to deepen your TA understanding, want to level up your presentation skills and are curious to study in an international context. You are aware that it will take quite a bit of (interesting!) work to reach your goal.
Those who are stimulated by their employers to get an academic master’s degree can now take one in TA.
For the ‘CTA first’ route the costs are the PEW, marking costs and subscription at Middlesex University (to get the master’s degree you will have to register at Middlesex University for one year which costs £7600). The total costs of route ‘CTA first’ is £8600. In addition to that you will have your own traveling costs and supervision costs.
For the combined route the costs will be £1750 per year for the modules given at the Berne Institute and one-off £7600 marking costs and subscription at Middlesex University and. For dates: see: www.the berne.com. In addition to that you will have your own traveling costs and supervision costs.
For more information about the MSc program, you can send an email to Marian Timmermans : firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add as subject ’Information MSc’ to your email.