BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Counselling and Health) Blackburn College


Awarded by: Lancaster University

Our BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Counselling & Health) is a traditional Honours degree in which you will study all the major aspects of Psychology but will focus in particular on the areas of Counselling & Health. You will study the application of psychological theory to the practice of psychotherapy.

This three year programme (if studied full-time) studies the application of psychological theory to the practice of psychotherapy. It won't train you in any one discipline of psychotherapy -& instead you'll cover a variety of subjects which will encourage critical thinking and overall understanding. You will study modules such as: Brain and Behaviour, Language, Individual Differences, Counselling and Clinical Psychology &Psychopharmacology amongst others.

In the first year you will study the basic disciplines of psychology including the cognitive and behavioural schools. The second year examines the theory and practice of a range of psychotherapies, drawing on the knowledge gained in the first year. You'll have the opportunity to practice your research skills in a minor research project during this year.

In the third year, you'll undertake a major research project and literature review in a subject of your own choice. There are further taught modules in advanced analysis of current issues in psychology and psychotherapy. This course provides the foundation for you to progress into a range of careers in a wide range of related fields, including counselling in private practice or in the NHS (with additional training), or work in the youth offending sector, domestic violence or schools programmes. The course will also develop many transferable skills which are of interest to all employers.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Modules may include: History, Context & Psychology Introduction to Social Psychology Introduction to Cognitive Psychology Behavioural Psychology Language Individual Differences Introduction to Counselling Research Methods in Psychology 1 Client Centred and Behavioural Therapies Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Other Therapies Issues in Counselling Business Application Research Methods in Psychology 2 Minor Research Project Major Research Project Clinical Psychology & Psychopharmacology Professional Issues in Psychology Advanced Critical Thinking in Counselling and Psychology Literature Review

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 C810
Institution code B40
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points

All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you'll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and will be invited to interview.

If you are an International Student from outside of the EU it is a requirement for you to have a Tier 4 Visa in order to study with us. In order for you to undertake this particular programme of study, you will also need to demonstrate that you have a good level of written and spoken English and will require a UK VI Academic IELTS score of 6. Please note: the fees for International Students from outside of the EU, for this particular programme are £9,250 per year. Fees are subject to change in subsequent years.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8,250 Year 1
England £8,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,250 Year 1
Scotland £8,250 Year 1
Wales £8,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.