Psychology with Counselling at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

Psychology with counselling will appeal to those with a particular interest in mental health and emotional wellbeing. The course applies psychological principles to helping people navigate emotional challenges. It focuses on developing coping mechanisms, improving emotional well-being, and empowering individuals to achieve positive change. This course covers all core areas of psychology to offer you a breadth of career options in psychology whilst providing specialist modules that develop counselling skills. This course is accredited and recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Accreditation by the British Psychological Society means that as a graduate, provided you achieve at least a 2:2, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details. Key course benefits

  • This course prepares you for a diverse range of career options including in mental health and wellbeing as a psychologist, a counsellor or other helping professions.
  • Develop core counselling skills in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion: Learn to work with psychological distress across different settings tailored to the client’s individual needs considering factors like ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
  • Engage in realistic counsellor-client interactions through simulation and role-play.
  • Cultivate knowledge and skills that meet the growing demand for wellbeing services as well as sought after transferable skills such as critical thinking, analytic and communication skills ready for the graduate job market.
  • Gain real-world experience with an optional UK or international placement year and our Phoenix+ scheme.
  • Craft your own path to expertise with specialised mental health and counselling modules across years 2 and 3 and choice of independent project topic.
For all the latest course details refer to the Coventry University website.


Year One modules Fundamental Concepts in Psychology Professional Practice in Psychology Introducing Quantitative Research Methods Psychology and Popular Culture Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing Introducing Qualitative Research Methods Year Two modules Psychological Perspectives of Human Behaviour Psychological Approaches to Counselling Understanding Core Counselling Skills Applying Psychological Perspectives of Human Behaviour Developing Counselling Skills and Professional Standards Research Methods and Project Planning Final Year modules Project Design and Ethics Independent Research Project Contemporary Interventions in Counselling and Psychotherapy Applying Core Counselling Skills Working with Psychological Distress in Different Settings Choose one optional module from: Clinical Neuroscience Aggression and Violent Behaviour Child and Educational Psychology *Optional module choices are subject to change in any given year. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Assessment method

Throughout the course, you will be assessed using diverse methods tailored to each module. Assessment methods include coursework, phase tests, and a range of engaging activities such as reports, literature reviews, presentations (oral, poster, video), demonstration of counselling skills, reflection, portfolios, as well as short answer and multiple-choice tests. Coventry University Group follows a comprehensive assessment strategy that ensures fair evaluation and enables us to track your progress towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

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

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
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.
Psychology with Counselling at Coventry University - UCAS