B.Sc. Psychology with Counselling

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP10350 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
This programme provides a BPS-accredited degree that focuses on the core areas of psychology, while also providing students with the fundamentals of counselling practice and theory. Psychology seeks to understand mind and behaviour through experimentation, observation and measurement.

Description of Psychology with Counselling

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This programme provides a BPS-accredited degree that focuses on the core areas of psychology, while also providing students with the fundamentals of counselling practice and theory. Psychology seeks to understand mind and behaviour through experimentation, observation and measurement.

This includes the study of perception, attention, memory and emotion in adults and children; the development of language, behaviour, personality and thought in children; the biological processes that underpin behaviour; and the causes and treatment of abnormal behaviour. Counselling seeks to provide help to individual who are distressed or experiencing emotional difficulties at work or in relationships, and the degree covers the theories that underpin the practice and the skills required to be a counsellor.

Students are introduced to the core areas of psychology and counselling, as well as receiving a strong grounding in psychological research methods. The research methods component focuses on learning about how psychological research is conducted, analysed and reported through a series of guided-learning exercises, culminating in an independent research project in the final year. The degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). GBC is necessary if you are interested in becoming a chartered psychologist.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To produce a scientific understanding of mind, brain, behaviour, and experience, and of the complex interactions between the principles of psychology and the theory and practice of counselling
  • To develop an understanding of thepractice, theory and ethics of counselling practice.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10350 Year (International)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Academic and Personal Development (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (30 credits)
  • Research Methods in Psychology 1 (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Counselling (30 credits)

Year 2

  • Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (30 credits)
  • Research Methods in Psychology 2 (30 credits)
  • Developmental and Social Psychology (30 credits)
  • Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology for Counselling (30 credits)

Year 3

  • Psychology Project (45 credits)
  • Advanced Counselling Theory (15 credits)
  • Counselling Skills (15 credits)
  • Three 15-credit options from: Social Psychology 3: Current Social Issues; Developmental Psychology 3; Psychopharmacology; Introduction to Health Psychology; Introduction to Educational Psychology; Psychology of Sport; Human Performance in Organisations; Psychology and Neuroscience;Trends and Issues; Relationships in Adulthood; Controversies in Mental Health; Principles of Cognitive Behavioural Intervention; Law and Psychology; Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience; Adult Development and Mental Health; Positive Psychology; Applied Clinical Neuropsychology (45 credits)

English Language Requirements

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6
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
550

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

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Requirements for Psychology with Counselling

Applicants should have:

320 UCAS points FROM

EITHER a minimum of two subjects at A-level

OR a BTEC National Diploma

PLUS a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English language, plus mathematics or a science subject), or equivalent

OR

An approved Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at level 3 with the remaining 15 at either level 2 or 3 with mathematics and English to at least level 2. A minimum of 30 of the level 3 credits must be at Merit or Distinction level.

Work Experience for Psychology with Counselling

No work experience is required.

More Information

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. In order to be eligible for the GBC, students must achieve at least a lower second class honours degree and must also pass the empirical project.

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University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

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