Counselling Psychology (with Integrated Foundation Year)

University of Chichester

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Accredited by the British Psychology Society (BPS), the BSc Counselling Psychology with Integrated Foundation Year degree is a four-year programme that allows students to commence their studies with a foundation year before beginning the main undergraduate degree programme. The first year of study is designed to develop academic skills and confidence required for an undergraduate degree. The programme also enables students to examine the biological, cognitive, developmental, individual difference and social psychological principles underlying everyday experience and behaviour, and then focusing on a wide range of client issues as well as ethical issues in Counselling Psychology. The programme is designed to take students from the core discipline knowledge of theory and empirical findings relevant to human behaviour to an in-depth understanding of counselling psychology with the opportunity to conduct an independent dissertation project. On successful completion of the programme students will graduate with a BSc level degree and have the sound transferable knowledge, practical, analytical and technical skills that are highly marketable in a wide range of industries: e.g., counselling, academia, research, clinical, health as well as human resources, management, market research, communications, government and social research. The programme offers the student opportunities to experience and engage in a number of learning approaches in order to develop their subject specific knowledge. A variety of teaching and learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, group discussion and interpretative work, tutorials, laboratory activity and library work are used throughout the modules, but they all have a common theme: a student-centred approach. Students will engage in a variety of modes of assessment such as, portfolio, essays and literature reviews that will be crucial to develop critical thinking skills. Other modes of assessment will include examinations, laboratory reports, oral presentations that will demonstrate students’ engagement with the subject. The dissertation allows a range of intellectual and practical skills to be assessed. The majority of assessments have been designed to be flexible in scope to enable students to take responsibility for the exact nature of their own learning.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC856
Institution code C58
Campus nameBishop Otter Campus, Chichester
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English language and Mathematics at grade C / 4.

The University has an alternative entry route for applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the formal minimum entry qualifications required. Applicants who demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter a course of higher education will be asked to complete an entry task involving the completion of specially set assignments. Applicants must hold the minimum GCSE requirements of passes (A to C grades) in English, Science and Mathematics. Do you have any questions about the entry requirements? Contact our Admissions Team.


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
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Counselling Psychology (with Integrated Foundation Year) at University of Chichester - UCAS