This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course is your first exciting step towards becoming a counselling psychologist, helping people deal with issues like bereavement, domestic violence, sexual abuse, traumas and relationship difficulties. Psychology, Counselling & Therapies offers a unique approach, blending knowledge and practice from counselling and coaching psychology. You study classic and contemporary theories of counselling and psychotherapy - including psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behavioural approaches - to gain a thorough understanding of the core areas. Alongside this, you learn how to apply your knowledge to everyday, real-life situations, taking different perspectives on psychological issues and problems. The course gives you the skills you need to move on to professional postgraduate training in a wide range of inspiring and rewarding careers across the different fields of counselling and psychology. Professional Practice Year This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits; you gain practical experience and build your CV. It's also a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers. There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free. Why choose this course?
- Benefit from a BPS-accredited degree taught by registered clinical psychologists, practitioners and researchers
- Learn from an academic team who are members of the Research Centre for Applied Psychology
- Develop the skills needed to be an effective counsellor or therapist, from role play and peer coaching practice up to pre-practitioner level
- Explore issues, research methods and ethical considerations in counselling and coaching psychology as well as general psychology
- Gain insight into psychological practice in the NHS as well as awareness of the career paths the NHS offers
Areas of study include:
- Foundations to Psychology
- Introduction to Psychological Research Methods and Data Analysis
- Psychology in Everyday life
- Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Social Processes and Lifespan Development
- Biological and Cognitive Psychology
- Methods of Research in Psychology
- Counselling and Psychotherapy in Context
Throughout your degree you will encounter a wide variety of assessment types which are collectively designed to suit the diversity of individual learning styles and preferences. Whilst you will be expected to sit some examinations, the overall assessment diet strongly favours different forms of coursework. This includes: presentations, reports, essays, computer-based assessments, portfolios, reflective journals, and more. You will receive helpful feedback on each assignment which will help you to develop your own academic and transferable skills, and inform the completion of your future assessments. Support is provided through staff office hours as well as statistics drop-in sessions. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/undergraduate/next-year/psychology-counselling-and-therapies/
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
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