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Course summary

Interested in psychology and counselling? This course is the only one in the country to combine accreditation by the British Psychological Society with modules recognised by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). This course is, to our knowledge, the first in the UK, that teaches the core curriculum from an holistic perspective so students fully appreciate how different areas of psychology (biological, cognitive, individual differences, developmental, social and conceptual and historical issues) integrate to facilitate greater understanding of human behaviour by exploring themes such as feelings, behaviour with others, thinking and communication and learning and memory. For the counselling we’ll cover ethics and theoretical approaches as well as applied modules to provide you with the skills to make a difference in people’s lives. Learning by doing increases self-awareness – that’s why learning through role play and group work is so effective.


Year 1: Counselling skills 1, Psychological research methods 1, Introducing psychological approaches, Counselling skills 2, Psychological research methods 2, Exploring psychological approaches, Year 2: Psychological research methods 3, The psychology of learning and memory, The psychology of feelings, Psychological research methods 4, The psychology of behaviour with others, The psychology of thinking and communication, Year 3: New module in development: Psychology professional practice and project, Counselling studies 1, Counselling studies 2, Plus two options from the modules below: Health Psychology, Development of brain and behaviour in infancy, Psychology of inter- and intra- group processes, Psychology of addicted behaviours, Applied Psychometrics, Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology Thinking: Past, present and future, Lifespan development, Psychology in the workplace, Psychology of the Performing Arts, Sex gender relationships.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Psychological Counselling at London South Bank University - UCAS