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Psychology and Counselling Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our Psychology and Counselling degree will provide you with an excellent grounding in academic psychology and will introduce you to the world of therapeutic practice.

To help you build a deep understanding of the human mind you’ll study social psychology, individual differences, biological psychology, research methods and cognitive psychology. The course is perfect if you are interested in working with people experiencing difficult circumstances and is an ideal basis for further study to qualify as a counsellor.

Completing this degree means you can apply directly to Masters or postgraduate counselling courses that lead to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registration. If you decide not to pursue the further training necessary to become a professional counsellor or psychotherapist, you will still develop key academic competences, such as self-understanding, communication and relationship skills that are vital to employment success.

On successful completion of study, we will issue one of the following awards dependent on your chosen pathway: BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling, BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies - Students who choose not to, or who are unable to, follow an accredited route can transfer to BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 (Core) • Foundations of Psychology • Perspectives in Psychology • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology • Core Counselling Skills • Growing and Changing

Year 2 (Core) • Counselling Theory, Ethics and Personal Development • Understanding the Social World • Cognitive and Biological Determinants of Behaviour • Further Research Methods in Psychology

Year 3 (Core) • Psychology Project • Personal and Professional Perspectives in Counselling • Typical and Atypical Development


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code CB89
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field.

Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk for further advice
A level BBC Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 112 UCAS points.
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 112tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCCCD) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points
HNC (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second or third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 and level 5 (where appropriate). A transcript will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 tariff points from composite elements of IB
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H4, H4, H4, H4
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/

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Stoke on Trent
ST4 2DE


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