University of Wolverhampton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
In addition to providing you with a broad understanding of the theory and application of general psychology, this course focuses on the research applications of counselling psychology.
You will be exposed to a wide range of applied and research topics, and gain a basic understanding of counselling psychology as practised in the NHS. The Health Professions Council, which regulates the profession of psychology in the UK, requires all practising psychologists to have.accredited postgraduate training, and so this BSc degree forms the first step towards becoming a practising psychologist. Whilst this degree alone does not directly confer eligibility to practise as a Counselling Psychologist, the University of Wolverhampton also offers an HPC- and BPS-accredited Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology for those who wish to make this their career. Please see our postgraduate courses for further information.
In the final level (your third year if you study full time), you will get to choose a number of optional, specialist modules. We run a slightly different range of specialist modules each year, depending on staff expertise. Please view a list of our staff, staff list. Other information about the department is here.
The course places emphasis on a problem-based learning approach. Right from the start, you will gain knowledge and skills through hands-on work with psychological data, examining issues from across the spectrum of human psychology. You will also examine various philosophical approaches to psychology in order to be able to evaluate, critique and question current psychological thinking.
A number of our graduates go on to train as Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, to work in the NHS as trainee cognitive behavioural therapists. You may find this specialised route particularly appealing if you are interested in pursuing an NHS career in applied psychological disciplines such as counselling and clinical psychology, or if you are interested in joining other helping professions such as social and youth work.
However, by choosing this specialist course, you will not be restricting your future career opportunities either within or outside of psychology. This BSc degree is accredited by the British Psychological Associated and graduates thus gain access to all jobs and further career opportunities that require one to have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Each year, our graduates go on to apply the knowledge they have gained with us to a wide range of jobs in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
Our specialist BSc (Hons) in Psychology (Counselling Psychology) can lead onto our Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology programme which is a BPS accredited and HPC registered applied training in counselling psychology. At the end of six years, students are qualified to take up positions as psychologists in the NHS and in private practise. In order to progress from the BSc to the doctoral programme, students must secure a good degree classification. Upon request, we will advise you on how to study for a counselling certificate, and how to apply for work experience, alongside our BSc programme, helping you to achieve the entry requirements for the doctoral programme.
How to apply
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!
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|Campus name||University of Wolverhampton|
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
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE Diploma requires candidates to accumulate 60 credits, at least 45 of which are at Level 3. To study psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, students must further achieve at least a 'merit' or 'distinction' in at least 18 of their Level 3 credits.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English grade C / 4 or above.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*|
You will also need GCSE Maths and English grade C+ / 4 or equivalent.
The following are considered equivalent of grade 'C' Mathematics:
OCN Access to HE Core Mathematics
National Test level 2 Numeracy
Key Skills L3 Application of Number
Functional Skills L2 Mathematics
The following are NOT accepted:
Key Skills L2: Application of Number
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|