Psychology and Counselling with Foundation at University of Westminster, London - UCAS

Course summary

Our degree courses with Foundation year offer the opportunity to prepare you for advanced study before you progress onto a full honours degree at the University of Westminster. Whether you do not feel ready for degree-level study, don’t have the right qualifications, want to change your subject specialism or return to study after an absence from education, we aim to encourage a broad range of students to undertake our Foundation year in order to progress onto their full honours degree with us. The Foundation year is designed to give you the opportunity to explore new ideas, opening up new perspectives on the key debates within your chosen field. Core modules accelerate your academic and professional development, bringing together like-minded students to think about the ‘big ideas’ within your discipline. You'll also take modules from areas closely related to your chosen field, giving you the chance to develop a cross-disciplinary perspective on your course. On successful completion of the Foundation year, you'll be able to move on to study for the Psychology and Counselling BSc Honours degree over a further three years of study. Our Psychology and Counselling BSc Honours is accredited by the British Psychological Society. It provides you with a broad contemporary education in psychology and counselling within a vibrant, global learning environment situated in the heart of London. Our course team includes qualified and practising counsellors and psychotherapists who are passionate about sharing their experience, knowledge and skills of therapy. Our programme of study has been designed to meet the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society. This aspect will prepare you for postgraduate training on the path to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. In addition to psychology, you’ll study counselling and psychotherapeutic theories and approaches, and you’ll have the opportunity to develop practical skills such as active listening and effective questioning. Our course is also designed to help you to think creatively and critically, developing the problem-solving skills that will enable you to apply psychology and counselling to address a wide range of personal, professional and societal needs. There will also be trips organised throughout the course, with previous trips including visits to the Freud Museum, the Wellcome Trust, and the Bethlem Museum. In addition to this, film nights will be organised, focusing on the themes of psychology and counselling. Our Psychology and Counselling BSc offers the opportunity to follow your own interests through an attractive range of option modules. A distinctive feature of the option modules we offer is that the majority are focused on professional practice. This provides you not only with a chance to specialise, but also to investigate potential career paths as a graduate psychologist. On graduation, you’ll be suitably equipped to embark on professional training in counselling psychology and psychotherapy, as well as to work in a wide range of professional settings. Our Psychology and Counselling BSc provides a pathway towards personal and professional growth and development.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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 £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

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Psychology and Counselling with Foundation at University of Westminster, London - UCAS