Psychology and Counselling at University of Strathclyde - UCAS

Course summary

Study an applied pathway which provides an accelerated route into professional training. Why Psychology & Counselling at Strathclyde? Study psychology with an applied focus. Benefit from training in Person-Centred Counselling. Gain broad-based knowledge of the core domains of psychology and training in counselling skills. The degree meets the requirements for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society. Develop enhanced interpersonal communication skills. Gain the award of a COSCA-accredited Counselling Skills certificate. Your Career The programme offers a route to further postgraduate study in Counselling, Counselling Psychology or Psychology, or for employment in other professional roles (e.g. support work) which would benefit from counselling skills training and an understanding of counselling theory. Our current courses meet the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a COSCA-accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society
  • Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies (COSCA)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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University of Strathclyde
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

For International students, English language requirement (IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5). In addition to Higher English, at least one Higher should come from the following list: Art, Classical Studies, Drama, Economics, French, Gaelic, Geography, History, Modern Studies, Modern Foreign Language, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religious Moral & Philosophical Studies, Sociology.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £19600 Year 1
International £19600 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Psychology and Counselling at University of Strathclyde - UCAS