Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of London

Psychosocial Studies with Principles of Psychodynamic Counselling with Foundation Year

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Course summary

The BA Psychosocial Studies with Principles of Psychodynamic Counselling combines the field of psychosocial studies with an exploration of the principles that underpin psychodynamic counselling. By taking this course, you will look at how individual identity, including unconscious structures and dynamics, are developed in conjunction with, and do not exist apart from, the social categories and processes that shape our experience of who we are. The BA Psychosocial Studies with Principles of Psychodynamic Counselling will enable you to develop your self-awareness and emotional sensibility. You will also acquire a diverse academic knowledge base which could help you develop your personal interest or professional aspirations in any number of areas within the caring professions. This course is for those who are interested in a future career in psychodynamic counselling or psychotherapy, or those who wish to apply the principles and methods of psychodynamic counselling to their work or their lives. If you opt for the Foundation Year route, this will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. It is ideal if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree. Highlights

  • Birkbeck has 50 years' experience of teaching psychodynamic counselling and practice and an excellent reputation with employers.
  • Staff within our innovative Department of Psychosocial Studies have a keen interest in the development of new and innovative psychosocial methods, as well as forging new theoretical trajectories across a range of critical fields of enquiry.
  • The department is genuinely interdisciplinary, with academics coming from backgrounds in anthropology, cultural and postcolonial studies, education studies, gender and sexuality studies, literary studies, critical psychology, psychoanalytic studies and sociology.
  • In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK.
Careers and employability Graduates can pursue career paths in social research, education, psychotherapy or the media and creative arts. Possible professions include:
  • psychotherapist
  • higher education lecturer
  • community arts worker
  • charity officer
  • community development worker.
We offer a comprehensive Careers Service - Birkbeck Futures - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Individual and group assignments, essays, dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.


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
International £16020 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Psychosocial Studies with Principles of Psychodynamic Counselling with Foundation Year at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS