Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling (Including Foundation Entry) at Burnley College - UCAS

Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling (Including Foundation Entry)

Course summary

Psychology is a core component of psychotherapy and counselling. The BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling degree offers you the chance to learn about the interaction between these disciplines, gaining an appreciation of the diversity of perspectives involved, along with and understanding of their therapeutic use. Our approachable and enthusiastic tutors will guide you as you develop knowledge of the theories, methods and debates central to the three core elements. You will be supported to explore psychology, gain specific counselling skills, and consider broader social issues that impact on the roles of psychotherapist and counsellor, such as assumptions, stereotyping, diversity and prejudice. You will develop knowledge and skills in the use of psychological research methods, and have an appreciation of the ethical issues involved. Inter-personal and transferable skills a are also vital, so you will be challenged to develop sought after communication, problem solving, numerical, analytical, self-management skills and more. Overall, our dedicated team are focused on helping you gain the skills employers’ value along with a detailed understanding of psychology, counselling and psychotherapy.


Modules include • Introduction to Counselling Concepts • Cognitive and Biopsychological Perspectives • Exploring Psychology I • Applied Psychology • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology • Understanding the Person • Counselling Skills • Research Methods in Psychology • Personality and Developmental Psychology • Cognitive Psychology • Biopsychology • Social and Critical Psychology • Counselling Skills • The Therapeutic Process • Abnormal Psychology • Psychology of Loss and Trauma • Dissertation.

Assessment method

Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling tutors promote the transfer of learning between academic theory and work based learning. Teaching and learning methods are varied including individual study, lectures, group activities, speakers and on line learning. Guest lectures and presentations by a variety of visiting speakers from relevant employment areas will offer you the chance to further develop your knowledge and understanding. Assessment methods are varied and include exams, presentations, essays, practical reports and portfolios.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate.
Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling (Including Foundation Entry) at Burnley College - UCAS