Humanistic Counselling at University of Chichester - UCAS

Course summary

Counsellors play a key role in helping people find clarity and resolve feelings in often complex situations. During this BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling degree you will become a qualified counsellor after completing your second year. You will practise counselling in a variety of contexts to support you to become a robust and thoughtful practitioner. You will attend university for 1 day per week, complete supervised practice placements, and receive 20 hours of personal therapy each academic year. This four-year, part-time degree combines Humanistic theory with professional and ethical practice. You will explore how you can contribute to the contemporary and growing field of counselling and psychotherapy, interact with peers, and cultivate new ways of understanding therapy and yourselves. The course has an emphasis on professionalism, employability, and personal development. You will work towards a total of 300 hours of work experience as part of the course, gaining 100 hours by the end of Year 2 and 300 hours by the end of Year 4. 80% of our graduates are working as counsellors. The course combines humanistic theory with professional and ethical practice and is grounded in humanistic values. These values fit contemporary working conditions well. You’ll be given an opportunity to explore how, as a Humanistic Practitioner, you can contribute to the contemporary and growing field of counselling and psychotherapy. The BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling has been approved to start teaching the new Gold Book curriculum and is accredited by the BACP and completion of the degree entitles you to apply for individual accreditation through the BACP training route if you have satisfied other criteria for personal accreditation.


The course uses the following philosophy and principles: -People have inherent worth and deserve respect, -People have an innate tendency towards growth, change and realising their individual potential. -People are naturally creative and unique. -All aspects of the human experience have the potential to be a resource. We aim to create an environment which facilitates hope, possibility, autonomy, resilience and personal/professional transformation and embrace the diverse range of humanistic therapeutic approaches based on these philosophies.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

A Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) or 120 level 4 credits from a related degree programme are required for direct entry to Year 2. A Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) or 240 level 4 and level 5 credits from a related degree programme are required for direct entry to the final year.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants to Year 1 of the BA (Hons) need to demonstrate the equivalent of 120 Level 4 credits to gain entry to Level 5 of the degree programme. Applicants who have achieved 120 Level 4 credits and 120 Level 5 credits elsewhere may join the BA (Hons) at Year 3. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (in lieu of the credits) is available through the completion of a short portfolio. Evidence of foundation level training in counselling is essential. Interview, enhanced DBS check and ‘fitness to practice’ health check are required prior to starting the course. IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic50

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Humanistic Counselling at University of Chichester - UCAS