This course combines a deep understanding of human psychology with integrative approaches to counselling. This course offers a strong foundation upon which to build a career in the social care sector. You’ll be introduced to a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive, behavioural and person-centred approaches. Graduates can build careers in clinical and counselling psychology in particular, after postgraduate experience and possibly Masters-level study. A key aspect of this course is the opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to gain counselling experience on campus and will also have access to a range of exciting opportunities, including completion of specialist short courses, professional certificates and work placements.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
AECC University College
Year 1 - Introduction to Psychology Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Applying Psychology, Conceptual and Historical Perspectives,
Introduction to Learning, Introduction to Counselling.
Year 2 - Advanced Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, Counselling Theory and Practice.
Year 3 - Dissertation, Individual Differences, Psychology and Mental Health
Optional Units - Cognitive Neuroscience, Educational Psychology, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Rehabilitating the Brain, Clinical Psychology, Positive Psychology
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||AECC University College|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from 3 A-levels (or equivalent)|
|A level||B B B||to include Psychology. General Studies will not be considered.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||in a relevant subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||Grades will need to total 120 UCAS points or above in a relevant subject|
|Scottish Higher||B B B B B B||to include Psychology|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||to include Psychology to Higher Level|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3||to include Psychology|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no less than 5.5 in each section|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79.0||with minimum scores of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|