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**Why study Psychology with Counselling? Everyone has times in their life when they may suffer from personal difficulties. Whether they’ve lost someone close, had an unpleasant experience or even come through illness, they may need to reach out for help and support. This course combines the theory of psychology with practical counselling approaches, helping you build the skills required to help people in need.** The course aims to give you a unique and invaluable insight into human behaviour. You’ll have the opportunity to use the skills that you’ve developed in a wide range of situations, careers or further study. We’ll look at the science of mind and behaviour, which is the Psychology side of the course, and also at the different types of counselling approaches. Cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred, psychodynamic therapy and others – you’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide range of techniques. You’ll also look at the importance of health and wellbeing in day-to-day life, and how to support other people in their everyday lives. How will you learn?
- On the course we’ll take a research focus, looking at the theory and practice of counselling and psychology, helping your personal development during the three years
- You’ll be guided by specialists in subject areas like biopsychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and counselling psychology
- You’ll be able to take advantage of excellent facilities to enhance your studies, including our EEG system which monitors brain activity, our eye tracker, biopsychological testing systems and a specialist polygraph (lie-detector machine). Part of the reason why our psychology courses scored 93% for learning resources in the National Student Survey 2018
- This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so you’ll be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership if you graduate with a Lower Second Class Honours or higher
Year 1 Core modules: Introducing Counselling Skills and Process Introducing Counselling Theory Child Development Introduction to Social Psychology and Personality Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Year 2 Core modules: Advancing Counselling Skills Advanced Theories of Counselling Social Psychology and Personality Cognition; Brain and Behaviour Psychological Research and Data Analysis Developmental Psychology Year 3 Core modules: Integrating Counselling Skills Psychology Final Year Project Integrating Counselling Theory Option modules. Choose two from a list which may include: Psychological Disorders Behaviourism and Positive Behaviour Change Psychology of Health and Wellbeing Psychology of Education Forensic Psychology Serious Crime Investigation The Neuroscience of Cognition Investigative Psychology States of Consciousness Exploring Clinical Psychology Work and Organisational Psychology Alternative Psychologies Personal Relationships
Assessment will include coursework and examination. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
In addition you must have Level 2 Maths or Numeracy or GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional-english/ You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. We are willing to consider mature applicants with non-standard entry qualifications. We run a week-long summer course where students who lack the standard qualifications can be assessed on an essay and/or statistical exam, depending upon the degree course applied for. Entry to the summer course is dependent upon the particular experience and qualifications that applicants have. For further information please contact us at the e-mail address above.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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