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Course summary

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 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BSc) • 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; core). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BSc) • Counselling Skills and Approaches (40 credits; compulsory) • Individual Differences Across the Lifespan (20 credits; compulsory) • Research Methods II (20 credits; core) • Social Psychology: Global Perspectives (20 credits; compulsory) • The Brain, Biology and Cognition (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BSc) • 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; core) • 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 method

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

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Psychology and Counselling at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS