Traumatic experiences, prolonged suffering and developmental or existential crises can have a lasting impact on our psychological and physical health. This distress may present itself in many ways for example, as relationship difficulties, as problems with food and eating or as feelings of depression and anxiety. Counselling and psychotherapy are terms for a wide variety of evidence-based talking and listening approaches that apply established theories to promote psychological change. Our course also covers all core elements of psychological study as required by the British Psychological Society (BPS), from lifespan development and research methods to social, biological, and cognitive psychology. Alongside the main discipline of psychology, each year of this course offers specialist units where you’ll study the fields of counselling and psychotherapy. In addition to theory, you’ll also learn basic practical counselling skills. Some of these skills may include how to offer acceptance, empathic listening, questioning techniques and how to develop practitioner resilience. You’ll learn through role-playing in pairs and small groups, listening, observing, and giving feedback to your peers. Our degree courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Features and benefits
- Accredited course - Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
- Teaching expertise - You’re taught by a large and diverse teaching team, with specialist lecturers with a wide range of psychology specialisms such as forensic, counselling, clinical, health, and neuroscience.
- Outstanding facilities - You’ll have access to our specialist facilities for psychology demonstration and practice, which includes an fNIRS imaging research device, 12 experimental testing laboratories and six psychology laboratories.
- Rise programme- Go beyond your curriculum and engage with Rise and its unique skills-based workshops and projects. Gain additional credits and enhance your CV.
- Specialised study - You’ll explore the therapeutic aspects of psychology, helping to prepare you to begin a career in counselling or clinical psychology, counselling and psychotherapy or related psychotherapeutic professions.
- Work-based learning - Acquire transferable employability skills and knowledge that can be applied to a work-based setting
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE English Language at Grade C/4 or IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any element GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or grade 4. Equivalents i.e. Functional Skills Level 2 or Key Skills are not accepted for this course. This course does not accept applications for advanced entry to Year 2 or Year 3.
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Fees and funding
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