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Course summary

Learn how to improve the lives of those in need. You'll prepare for a challenging but rewarding career in the health and social care professions.. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Explore a wide range of theories within psychology, mental health, counselling, child development and psychotherapy
  • Combine theoretical knowledge with your ability to build effective therapeutic relationships
  • Study a variety of therapeutic approaches
  • Explore psychotherapeutic models including cognitive and behavioural development and look at theories on how mental health issues develop across the lifespan
  • Learn how to develop your interpersonal skills in order to build supportive, empathetic relationships between you and your clients
This course will open employment opportunities across a range of roles. However, if you wish to focus on becoming a Counsellor, after graduating you'll be eligible to apply for postgraduate professionally accredited counselling course to fulfil the next step of your training. Our two-year MA Integrative Counselling will enable you to achieve qualified therapist status with the BACP. Why study Counselling and Mental Health at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 97% of students on BSc (Hons) Counselling & Mental Health were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  • Access to specialist facilities - including our communications suite where you'll enhance your practical skills in a realistic setting
  • Explore fantastic work-based learning opportunities
  • Learn from industry experts - with access to guest lecturers, speakers, and conferences
  • Create the ideal study/life balance - choose full-time or part-time study to suit you
  • Study a course shaped by academic research - you'll explore the latest knowledge and industry practices
*National Student Survey 2023


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Engaging & Communicating
  • Psychological Foundations for Practice
  • Professional & Academic Skills
  • Foundational Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • Human Growth & Development Across the Lifespan
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Development of Counselling Skills
  • Mental Health & Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Coaching
  • Therapeutic Practice
  • Transcultural Perspectives & Practice
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Application of Counselling Skills
  • Reflective Professional Practice
  • Theory & Practice of Research
  • Contemporary Mental Health Perspectives
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Practice

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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Counselling and Mental Health at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS