Edge Hill University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Critical Approaches to Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Course summary

This degree is for those who have a passion for helping others through learning different models of counselling. It will introduce you to a variety of counselling practices and enable you to explore counselling and psychotherapy as a means of promoting social justice in an ethical context, with a key focus on community action. You will participate in personal development sessions to build your confidence, self-awareness and active listening skills, with £500 of funding to spend on your own personal therapy, while learning how to facilitate groupwork and preparing for establishing and leading a community-based support group. The programme has a focus on international perspectives of mental health and will equip you with the qualities and work-based skills needed to respond with empathy in a wide variety of roles supporting others, while encouraging your growth into a socially aware, politically engages and empathically-attuned graduate. Please note, while this programme provides ideal preparation for postgraduate counselling and psychotherapy practitioner training, it does not confer professional qualification as a counsellor or psychotherapist. If you wish to gain accreditation as part of your undergraduate course, you should consider our BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy degree.


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Assessment method

You will be assessed through written assignments, individual and group presentations, formal debates and skills practice videos. As the programme progresses, assessments will also include portfolio work, projects, negotiated essay questions and a research dissertation. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

International students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected]

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Critical Approaches to Counselling & Psychotherapy at Edge Hill University - UCAS