Leeds Beckett University

Counselling and Mental Health Leeds Beckett University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Amid an increased demand for counselling and mental health workers, learn how to improve the lives of those in need and forge a challenging but rewarding career. You will explore a wide range of theories within psychology, mental health, counselling, child development and psychotherapy. This theoretical knowledge combined with opportunities to work in mental health environments will develop your ability to build effective therapeutic relationships that can foster positive change for your clients. With a variety of therapeutic approaches studied, you will be able to tailor the course to your career ambitions. This course is suitable for those working in mental health services wanting to further their knowledge and career, or for those wishing to enter the health and care professions. You will explore psychotherapeutic models including cognitive and behavioural development and look at theories on how mental health issues develop across the lifespan. You will also learn how to develop your interpersonal skills in order to build counselling relationships between you and your clients - for example, those experiencing anxiety, depression and addiction.

Interpersonal Skills Suite
We have plenty of private rooms to allow you to try out your counselling skills. They come equipped with recording facilities so you’re able to reflect on and improve your practice.

Course details


  • Year 1 Core Modules
    • Introduction to Mental Health
    • Professional & Academic Skills
    • Human Growth & Development Across the Lifespan
    • Foundational Counselling Skills
    • Engaging & Communicating
    • Psychological Foundations for Practice
  • Year 2 Core Modules
    • Research Methods
    • Coaching
    • Development of Counselling Skills
    • Therapeutic Practice
    • Transcultural Perspectives & Practice
    • Mental Health & Practice
  • Year 3 Core Modules
    • Reflective Professional Practice
    • Theory & Practice of Research - Dissertation
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Practice
    • Application of Counselling Skills
    • Contemporary Mental Health Perspectives

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

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Course code B941
Institution code L27
Campus name City 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
UCAS Tariff 112 points 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,000 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

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

Provider information

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Leeds Beckett University
City Campus

Course contact details

After applying email the Admissions team