This unique BSc Psychology and Counselling single honours programme provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of theoretical issues and practical skills within the disciplines of both Psychology and Counselling. This programme provides students with the opportunity to pursue a BPS accredited degree combining the two popular subject areas of Counselling and Psychology. The programme is designed to develop a strong set of critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, in addition to basic helping and counselling skills, considered desirable by many employers and postgraduate courses.
Year One – Level 4 • Cognition and Emotion (20 credits; compulsory) • Developmental and Social Psychology (20 credits; compulsory) • History of Counselling (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Counselling Skills (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Research Methods I (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 • Counselling Skills and Approaches (40 credits; compulsory) • Individual Differences Across the Lifespan (20 credits; compulsory) • Research Methods II (20 credits; compulsory) • Social Psychology: Global Perspectives (20 credits; compulsory) • The Brain, Biology and Cognition (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 • CBT and the New Cognitive Therapies (20 credits; optional) • Clinical Psychology: Treatment and Approaches (20 credits; optional) • Cognition in Action (20 credits; optional) • Health Psychology (20 credits; optional) • Mental Health in Children and Young People (20 credits; optional) • Psychology Empirical Project (40 credits; compulsory) • Reflexive Counselling Skills (20 credits; compulsory) • Skills for Life: Employability and Future Pathways (20 credits; optional) • Social Knowledge and Identity (20 credits; optional) • The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination (20 credits; optional). Each student chooses three of the eight optional modules.
Assessment is carried out through a variety of assessment methods including skills-based assessments, case studies, written essays, presentations, examinations, portfolios, practical in-class assessments, and a dissertation thesis. The assessments are carefully designed to allow students to display their knowledge and ability on each of the topic areas studied.
How to apply
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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- SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|