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Course summary

This exciting new British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited course provides the opportunity to study the fascinating world of psychology in combination with counselling. The course is ideal for those who want to acquire a breadth of experience and knowledge in psychology, whilst following a specialised and distinctive programme in the ever-evolving field of counselling. The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the foundational knowledge, skills and understanding of core areas of Psychology and Counselling throughout all years of your studies. During your final year, you’ll also able to select specialist modules linked to the areas of staff research expertise within Psychology. This course caters for both students who wish to become professional psychologists and those who wish to pursue a career in counselling or related professions. Further training is required for both, and this is not a Counsellor practitioner programme. You should consider whether you feel ready to start a counselling related course and are encouraged to discuss this with the staff on the course if unsure. This course places emphasis on preparing you for your future career. In Year Two you’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience through the Personal and Professional Development module, enabling you to appreciate the importance of employment related experience and skills. You also have the option of choosing to complete a four-year course which includes a year-long work placement. You must apply with the UCAS code C808 to be considered for the full-time courses. If you are on the three-year full-time course, you may also have the chance to study abroad as part of the course at one of our partner universities.


Year One Core modules Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Statistics One, Approaches to Counselling, Counselling Toolbox, Counselling in Context. Year Two Core modules Research Methods and Statistics, Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Social and Lifespan Developmental, Critical Thinking in Counselling, Personal and Professional Development in Counselling and Interpersonal Skills . Year Three Core modules Psychology Research Project, Client Issues in Counselling, Advanced Psychology. Optional modules - You will pick two optional modules one from Set One and one from Set Two. Set One Biological Perspectives on Psychiatric Disorders Community, Health and Applied Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Infant Development, Person Perception, Psychology, Educational Needs and Inclusion, Psychology of the Paranormal, Psychology of the Family Statistics III: Advanced Statistics for Research, The Psychology of Sleep, The Psychology of Aging and Neurodegenerative disease, Black and Cultural Psychology. Set Two Addictive Behaviours, Clinical Neuropsychology Language and Literacy, Development in Children, Psychology of Trauma, Psychopathology and Offending Behaviour, Social Development in Children and Adolescents, The Psychology of Sex Offending, The Science of False Memory.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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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
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Psychology with Counselling at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS