Counselling at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

Would you like to study for an undergraduate degree leading to a professional career in mental health? A course packed with transferable skills relevant to so many careers? A course with an integral placement, working alongside clients as they explore life’s troubles and life’s meaning? Then our BSc Counselling course is what you are looking for! We’re offering you an exciting and inclusive British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited professional and academic training and education in counselling. Our course integrates theory, therapeutic competencies, self-awareness, professional development, skills work, and placements, so that you’re prepared to become skilled, competent and reflective practitioners and life-long learners. On the course, we'll give you in-depth knowledge of three major psychotherapeutic approaches: Person-centred therapy Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Psychodynamic therapy You will develop your understanding of a key feature of counselling: the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client. In order to achieve this, you'll experience personal therapy yourself, starting in year one. You'll also practise what you've learned in lectures through video-recorded counselling sessions with your peers in the UEL labs. Once you've passed a Readiness to Practice assessment, you'll progress into supervised clinical placements, meeting with clients bringing a range of life experiences - such as loss and bereavement, violence and abuse, depression and anxiety. We'll prepare you to think about work with clients, and learning at university, with regard to intersectionality. Social justice is one of our passions as a teaching team. It's what UEL stands for! There are many jobs and careers that are options for you with a BSc Counselling degree. It is a vocational training programme so graduates are eligible to practice after graduation in public and private practice. Other opportunities include jobs within the allied psychology sector, such as: employment specialist; social prescribing link worker; wellbeing manager; support roles in NHS and other mental health providers; advocacy work in the third sector. Some of these many require further training that we can help you with. Some of our graduates choose to seek employment in non-psychology areas. These are jobs in areas where there are employers who want counselling graduates, due to the transferable skills you will gain during your studies. These include human resources; civil service; graduate training schemes; teaching; third sector/charity roles; administration; self-employed/entrepreneur (counselling or non-counselling psychology linked). Students could further progress their education with any of the postgraduate courses we offer such as counselling and psychotherapy-linked postgraduate courses for professional development, counselling psychology, MSc Psychology conversion programme.


Year 1: Core Counselling Skills and Processes (Core), Personal Development and Professional Life (Mental Wealth) (Core), Researching with Small Samples (Core), Person-Centred Counselling (Core), Professional Development and Ethical Practice (Core), Researching with Larger Samples (Core) Year 2: Becoming a Reflective Practitioner (Mental Wealth) (Core), Psychodynamic Counselling (Core), Research Methods (Core), Life Span Development (Children and Young People) (Core), Life Span Development (Adulthood and Later Life) (Core), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Core) Year 3: Becoming a Competent Practitioner (Mental Wealth) (Core), Research Dissertation (Core), Clinical Practice and Supervision (Core), The Integrative Practitioner (Core), Existential Counselling (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

Your academic work will be assessed through 100% coursework. It will include academic essays, reflective essays, skills analysis of recorded practice counselling sessions, oral presentations, and video recorded personal statements. In your final year, you will complete a research project. You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Counselling at University of East London - UCAS