Psychology with Counselling (Q84) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Psychology with Counselling (Q84)

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Course summary

Psychological therapies are rooted in psychological understanding, so this degree provides a strong foundation in psychology with a specific focus on how counselling works and how it can help people change. You’ll consider how counsellors and psychologists use theories and evidence to contribute to debates about how we understand mental health conditions, diagnosis and treatment options, and how psychology is critical to understanding mental health, relationships, education and employment. Key features of the course

  • Covers the key concepts, theories, methods and debates in psychology and counselling
  • Gives you an appreciation of different perspectives within psychology and the ability to evaluate them critically
  • Explains how psychological theories and research are applied in practical or professional contexts, particularly within counselling practice
  • ​Can be the first step towards professional accreditation as a psychologist.


This degree has three stages. You’ll start Stage 1 by choosing one of three options – an introduction to psychology and counselling, the social sciences or to health sciences. You’ll follow this with your first core psychology module. At Stage 2, you’ll study two modules focusing on counselling and mental health, plus a second core psychology module. Finally, at Stage 3, you’ll take an applied approach to the study of counselling and forensic psychology and complete your degree with a third core psychology module.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Psychology with Counselling (Q84) at Open University - UCAS