This unique degree gives you the tools you need to help people to explore their lives, their emotions, and the issues that underlie their difficulties. You’ll study many of the modules you would take as part of our BSc (Hons) in Psychology, along with specialist modules designed to provide you with understanding of the theory and practice of counselling. You’ll gain a strong understanding of core psychological concepts and practices, and the professional applications of psychology, whilst learning concepts, ethics and techniques related to counselling. You will undertake your own research, and complete a dissertation which will bring together your expertise in psychology and counselling. We offer clear Master's and PhD progression routes from this BSc (Hons) programme. Entry to areas such as clinical, occupational, forensic, counselling, health or educational psychology requires a postgraduate qualification following a first degree in psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society. Professional accreditation This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of Second-Class Honours is achieved and the empirical psychology with counselling project is passed. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and/or Practising Psychologist. But training in Counselling Psychology is acquired through postgraduate education and supervised practice, not through an undergraduate degree.
Year 1 Becoming a Person 1 (core) Becoming a Person 2 (core) Critical and Philosophical Issues in Psychology (core) Introduction to Counselling (core) Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (core) Thinking Psychologically (core) Year 2 Developmental Psychology (core) Issues in Counselling (core) Methodological Issues and Qualitative Research (core) Psychobiology and Neuroscience (core) Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis (core) Social Psychology (core) Year 3 Abnormal Psychology, Health and Intervention (core) Cognitive Psychology (core) Counselling in Practice (core) Research Project in Psychology with Counselling (core) Forensic Psychology (option) Psychology Life Skills and Employability (option) Psychology of Health and Eating (option) University Elective (option)
How to apply
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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The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
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