Birmingham Newman University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newman University, Birmingham

Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Course options

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing degree is designed to offer students the opportunity to learn about a wide range of theories within counselling, whilst enhancing employability in the field of mental health. Why study this course? Students on the BA (Hons) Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing degree gain an in-depth understanding of counselling theory and its application, along with the acquisition of a range of communication skills. Whilst it must be emphasised that this course does not provide a professional counselling training, and that graduates will not be qualified as counsellors, it does provide an excellent basis for postgraduate training as a counsellor or psychotherapist. Students will develop their counselling knowledge and skills by studying a module on each of the main counselling approaches used in the UK: Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), alongside an introductory and then intermediate counselling skills module. The programme will develop graduates who are familiar with and able to critically analyse concepts around professional judgement and risk in working ethically with others. Students will develop key transferable skills necessary for employment including: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts, and the learning ability needed to undertake appropriate further training of a professional within the mental health profession or equivalent.

Modules

Please see the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

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Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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

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).
Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS