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.
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For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
Individual and group assignments, essays, dissertation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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
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.
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. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES Our 'with Foundation Year' route is designed to give you extra support as it provides you with an additional year (full-time) or two years (part-time) of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete your Foundation Year studies, you will automatically advance onto the main degree.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|