Edge Hill University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Critical Approaches to Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Course summary

Develop self-awareness and empathic relationship skills for supporting others with their emotional wellbeing on our critical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy degree. Then use your new abilities with individuals and groups, in your local community and overseas. Explore how to use counselling and psychotherapy skills ethically to promote social justice. You’ll improve your confidence, self-awareness and active listening skills on our critical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy degree. All with a focus on community action. There’s also an international angle. You’ll see how communities across other countries perceive mental health, based on their personal, social and political experiences and their environment. By the end of the programme, you’ll have the personal qualities and professional skills useful for helping others. At Edge Hill, we invest in your individual emotional development. That’s why you’ll receive £500 to spend on therapy. We’ll also show you how to initiate group work. You’ll be a socially aware, politically engaged, and empathetic graduate.


Please visit our website for information on available modules.

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