AECC University College

Counselling Psychology AECC University College Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

Modules

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


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 C843
Institution code A65
Campus name AECC University College
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

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.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from 3 A-levels (or equivalent)
A level BBB 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 BBBBBB 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


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

Fees for international students entering in 2020 have yet to be confirmed. This process should be finalised in July 2019 and the fees will be similar to the 2019 figure of £14,100.

Provider information

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AECC University College
Parkwood Campus
Parkwood Road
Bournemouth
BH5 2DF


Course contact details

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Main Contact

01202 436200

Fax: 01202 436312