Newman University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology and Counselling Studies (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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The Foundation Year offers an innovative new pathway into your degree. It is the first part of a four-year degree programme. It provides an alternative route for those unable to meet the traditional entry requirements for a three-year degree. It will prepare you for your degree studies in a supportive and stimulating learning environment. Psychology and Counselling Studies is an ideal combination of subjects for those wishing to move into a career in the helping professions or those intending to undertake postgraduate training in counselling psychology, psychotherapy, or other applied psychology professions. Whilst it is important to note that the course does not provide a professional training as a counsellor, it does place students in an excellent position to apply for such training on successful completion of this programme. By following a specified pathway through this programme, students can equip themselves with the academic entry requirements for the Newman University postgraduate training programme in Psychotherapy. The programme is also ideal for those interested in roles requiring strong interpersonal and communication skills or empathy and understanding of others. Why study this course?

  • The BSc (Hons) Single Honours (SH) Psychology & Counselling programme at Newman University is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Students on the Psychology & Counselling Studies programme gain knowledge, understanding and skills in all the core domains of psychology, whilst also studying key areas of counselling theory, ethics, and their applications.
  • Due to the wide range of generic skills, and the rigour with which they are taught, training in psychology & counselling is an excellent foundation that supports entry into a broad range of careers.
  • The psychology subject area aims to lead the way in their support of students’ employability development. The subject area has its own employability coordinator and enmeshes employability at all levels of the degree programme.
  • The psychology subject area aims to enact best practice in supporting students’ learning. At the start of your programme you will be allocated a member of the academic Psychology team who will be your personal tutor and who will take an active interest in your academic progress and experience on the programme throughout your three years of study.
This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and students gaining at least a lower 2nd class honours degree are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS, which means you’ll have taken your first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.

Course details


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC803
Institution code N36
Campus nameNewman University
Campus codeN

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from international learners.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 - 95 points

All students begin by applying through UCAS. Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, may also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different entry requirements. Whilst not a condition of entry onto the Foundation Year, students wishing to enter particular routes will need to meet these by the time they complete the year.


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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees shown are for 2020/21 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments). Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year.

Provider information

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Newman University, Birmingham
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
Birmingham
B32 3NT


Clearing contact details

Admissions

01214761181

01214761196

Course Clearing information

Additional information

We will be on the phones and online from 7am-5:30pm Thursday 13th August, 8:30am-5:30pm Friday 14th August 8.30am-1.00pm Saturday 15th August and back again at 8:30am Monday 17th August all through the week between 8:30am-5:30pm. We will also be on social media (Facebook, Twitter and WhatsAp?) and have a LiveChat facility on the website to ask questions and receive offers of a place at Newman University (subject to verification of meeting entry requirements). Out of office hours - 24 hour answerphone


Course contact details

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Our friendly, helpful Admissions team

0121 476 1181 (3662)

0121 476 1196

Psychology and Counselling Studies (with Foundation Year) at Newman University, Birmingham - UCAS