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Course summary

A Psychology and Counselling degree offers more choice in terms of career options than many other degrees. The subjects are recognised as real assets by employers because they develop people skills and knowledge that are invaluable when working with individuals and teams. This degree is designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory and application of both psychology and counselling. The emphasis is on innovation and learning through a variety of styles that have widespread use, while developing key skills and relevant practical experience. The counselling skills you gain will provide a basis for further study and training in counselling. Your final year supervised research project will allow you to explore an area of psychology of your choice.


Your first year will include modules such as Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approaches, Introduction to Individual Differences and Therapy, Ethics and Human Rights. This year will set the scene for your degree in Psychology and Counselling and will get you to think about which areas you would like to specialise in when it comes to choosing your optional modules in third year. In your second year you will develop on the skills from your first year. Examples of modules may include Intermediate Counselling Skills, Developmental Psychology and Further Biopsychology and Cognition. Your third year will allow you to undertake a work placement in order to put your skills into practice, as well as choose modules tailored to your interests. Modules may include Psychology of Mental Health, Media Psychology, Bereavement and Loss, Forensic Psychology and Psychology of Children in Need.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C or 4 (or above) including English Language and Mathematics is required. Applicants with fewer than 5 GCSEs at grade C or above may be considered on a case by case basis, however GCSE English Language and Mathematics remain essential. UK Equivalencies (such as Key Skills Level 2/ Functional Skills level 2) are accepted. Applicants with non UK qualifications will need to meet the requirement with a satisfactory GCSE equivalent qualification.

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Psychology and Counselling at University of Salford - UCAS