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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling course at the University of Suffolk provides a joint honours degree that can enable graduates to progress towards a career in a wide range of sectors and service settings including those in counselling, psychotherapy, and other health care roles. The course provides a unique synthesis of psychology and counselling that explores how the knowledge developed in both fields can be used to address commonly occurring psychological and emotional difficulties and enable human wellbeing, resilience and growth. The course examines the interaction between mind and behaviour, and how the relationship between emotion, cognition, behaviour and context shape individual motivation and group behaviour. Students are also introduced to the nature and influence of the unconscious, the functioning of memory, attention and perception and interpersonal processes including individual behaviour in social situations. You will be equipped with a thorough knowledge of each of the major fields within psychology: biological, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology as well as the major therapeutic traditions within counselling: humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural. The course is underpinned by a thorough grounding in the research methods currently used within psychology, counselling and health care settings including both qualitative and quantitative methods and how these methods are used in the context of developing evidence-based practice. Students have the option to take a professional placement and study aboard.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13992 Year 1
International £13992 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13992 Year 1

Additional fee information

Ipswich Award- A £1,000 award for students starting in September 2023 who meet or exceed academic entry requirements - see our website for details.
Psychology and Counselling at University of Suffolk - UCAS