Are you a people person with a strong desire to listen to and help others? Perhaps you’re considering a career as a counsellor or are simply fascinated by the world of psychology. Dive into the human mind and how your skills and knowledge learnt on this course can help you understand and support others. Our BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology programme will provide you with a strong foundation to pursue any career, whether it’s in a clinical setting or not – the opportunities are endless. Why study this subject? Our BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology course will be of interest to you if you’re considering a career in counselling but also wish to keep your options open. The range of modules to choose from, together with support from our specialist teaching staff, will help give you the flexibility you need to choose the right career path. You’ll build a strong foundation if you wish to practice Clinical Psychology, pursue counselling as a career or in any area of psychology – you’ll be set up for great success in the future in any number of counselling environments. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? At BNU, we explore every aspect of psychology on our wide range of courses. Our teaching department is home to an incredible community of Psychology and Social Science students who can collaborate with you on projects, providing a rich supply of volunteers when you run your own experiments. The Psychology department at BNU also provides you with the opportunity to hear from and connect with experts in the field, including HM Prison & Probation staff, Counselling Psychologists, Senior Police Officers, Neuropsychologists and Occupational Psychologists to name just a few. We also arrange regular visits to museums, prisons, courts and sports venues to see psychology applied in lots of different contexts. Our BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is a recognised qualification by employers throughout the country. What facilities can I use? On our BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology programme, you’ll take part in laboratory and computing workshops where you’ll have the practical use of software used by social scientists in the presentation of research data. You’ll also have the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art observation laboratory to engage in the measurement of psycho-physiological responses using Biopac©. You’ll be able to measure the activity of the cardiovascular system, brain, autonomic nervous system and more. You’ll also have access to Tobii eye tracking equipment and HTC Vive, a virtual reality software, meaning you can push the boundaries and get creative with your research ideas! What will I study? Our BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology degree will help you develop a solid foundation of understanding in core areas of psychology in addition to our uniquely developed counselling psychology modules. You’ll learn about Biopsychology, Personality, Social, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. In addition, you’ll study modules like Foundations of Counselling Psychology, Approaches to Therapeutic Traditions and look at ethical issues and diversity. How will I be taught and assessed? You’ll be introduced to the core areas of psychology within the British Psychological Society Curriculum and counselling before moving on to explore more complex issues and theories throughout your time on the course. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, classroom-based activities and workshops, independent learning methods and practical sessions. You’ll be assessed through a number of methods including poster presentations, essays and assignments, examinations, oral presentations, laboratory/research reports, reflective accounts and an empirical dissertation in your final year.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
- Year 3
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.