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Psychology and Counselling Abertay University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes (and the interrelation between the two). It is concerned with how we act and interact, both as individuals and in groups, and in exploring the thoughts and feelings that underlie our behaviour. Psychology at Abertay takes a scientific approach to understanding behaviour and thought. As a student on this course you will cover all of the major areas of psychology and supplement this with a strong specialism in the area of counselling. Counselling is concerned with the integration of psychological theory and research and therapeutic practice. Abertay has an international reputation for innovative and evidence based developments in counselling research, teaching and practice.

Course details

Modules

Core modules (subject to change over time) - Introductory Psychology 1; Introductory Psychology 2; Cognitive Psychology; Social Psychology; Biological Psychology and Personality & Individual Differences; Developmental Psychology; Research Methods; Introduction to Pluralistic Approaches to Mental Health; Introduction to Mental Health Work; Interpersonal Skills &Helping Conversations; Therapeutic Skills & Approaches; Counselling Theories & Interventions; Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Working with Different Client Groups and Critical Perspective in Mental Health. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Language & Education; Evolutionary Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology and Brain & Behaviour.

Assessment method

Teaching is delivered through a variety of lectures, practical laboratory classes, tutorials and independent study. Counselling skills are developed through small group work and reflective practice. Student assessments are mixed to test breadth of skills. Assessments include examinations and class tests, laboratory reports, reflective portfolios, essays, presentations (both oral and posters), research projects, and scientific articles and case studies.


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 A30
Campus name Abertay 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
A level BCC To include a literate subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Health and Social Care
Scottish Higher ABBB To include a literate subject
HNC (BTEC) D Entry into Year 1 with HNC (BTEC) Health & Social Care
HND (BTEC) D Entry into Year 1 with HND (BTEC) Health & Social Care
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points To include a literate subject at S5 or H4
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3 To include a literate subject
Scottish HNC Pass Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:-
Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A
Care & Administrative Practice - Graded Unit A
Counselling - Graded Unit A
Early Education & Childcare - Graded Unit A
Legal Services - Graded Unit A
Police Studies - Graded Unit A
Social Care - Graded Unit A
Social Science - Graded Unit A
Social Services - Graded Unit A
Working with Communities - Graded Unit A
Scottish HND Pass Entry into Year 1 with an HND in one of the following:-
Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A
Counselling - Graded Unit A
Legal Services - Graded Units AA
Social Science - Graded Units AA

Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent - Lifeskill Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/psychology-and-counselling/

English language requirements

We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.

List of English Language Requirements

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/studying/informationforinternationalstudents/english-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,820 Year 1
International £14,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

International tuition fees for the following courses are £15,500:- Computer Games Technology Computer Game Applications Development Computer Arts Ethical Hacking Game Design & Production

Provider information

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Abertay University
Bell Street
Dundee
DD1 1HG


Course contact details

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