Psychology with Counselling with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology with Counselling with Foundation Year

Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. Applications for International Foundation Years are also handled by KUIC; please do not apply via UCAS as the University will not be able to process your application and you may still be charged the UCAS application fee. To find out more and to apply for an International Foundation Year, visit Psychology with Counselling Are you interested in pursuing a career in counselling or another helping profession? Would you like to take a scientific approach to learning more about your own mind, emotions, and actions? Our programme will provide you with an accredited psychology degree as well as a grounding in the counselling skills required to support individuals in exploring the issues and challenges that underpin their well-being. Why choose this course?

  • This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Acquire counselling skills relevant to a career in professional counselling
  • Personalise your studies with a variety of optional modules
  • Broaden your horizons by spending a year studying abroad
  • Gain the employability skills to enter a broad range of careers in business, service, education and caring professions
You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the theories and frameworks that underpin psychology, whilst advancing your practical skillset in counselling. This will prepare you for employment in a career that can make a tangible difference to people's lives. Throughout the programme you will explore the principal areas of psychology specified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) curriculum. As no prior knowledge of psychology is required, during years one and two we will provide you with fundamental scientific skills in research design, statistics, qualitative and survey methods. This will enable you to conduct your own research and critically analyse that of others. In your final year you will work with one of our expert academics to complete a research project from a menu of topics. Please note: this is not a practitioner training programme and does not qualify you to work with clients. However, if you wish to become a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist or counselling psychologist in the future this programme can lead on to these courses of study. You may choose to continue your studies at Keele. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Student Outcomes

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Psychology with Counselling with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS