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Course summary

This degree is for those looking to enter a career in counselling and psychotherapy, either in an environment which offers counselling or one which encompasses the emotional and psychological wellbeing of others. You will develop in-depth knowledge and clinical capabilities as you train to become a highly effective therapist. You will gain a critical understanding of the theories, policies and practice of counselling and psychotherapy and specialise in a research-informed and person-centred experiential model of therapy. Our highly experienced tutors will expertly support you throughout the programme, from gaining introductory counselling skills to undertaking professional counselling practice with actual clients. Successful completion of this degree will enable you to practice as a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. Please note, if you would like to discover different models of counselling, participate in personal development groups and develop the work-based skills and empathy needed for employment in the helping professions without gaining professional qualification as a counsellor, you should consider our BSc (Hons) Critical Approaches to Counselling & Psychotherapy degree.


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Assessment method

A variety of assessment techniques are used including presentations and written assignments. Formative assessment is incorporated to support achievement and confidence with the opportunity for constructive feedback prior to any summative submission. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

International students should visit our website for further information:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected]

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Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Counselling & Psychotherapy at Edge Hill University - UCAS