Counselling psychology uses theory and research in therapy to help clients with a range of difficult life issues and/or mental health conditions. A particular strength of a degree in Psychology with Counselling is the excellent communication skills and awareness of diversity you will develop. While this course does not bestow a formal qualification as a counsellor, studying this degree will be an advantage should you wish to go on to train as a Clinical Psychologist, counsellor, or work in other roles requiring excellent communication skills, such as sales and marketing.
This course, fully accredited by the BPS, will help you to develop a well-rounded knowledge of all areas of psychology, with particular strengths in reflective practice and person-centred communication skills. We aim to develop individuals with a professional work ethic, who are able to apply theory and research to practice.
This course offers an optional 4-week or 30-week placement in industry after your second year. This will give you essential real-world experience, which will enable you to put your theory and skills into practice. It will also give you the chance to begin building a network of professional contacts –vital for successfully launching a career.
What makes this course different
- Accredited by the The British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Lectures from members of staff with real-world experience
- Focus on reflective practice
- Work placement option in the third year
- Excellent student support system
- Emphasis on the development of vocationally relevant skills
- Research-inspired teaching
- Research Apprenticeship Scheme in the second year
- Choice of option modules for in-depth study of specialist topics in the final year
- State of the art facilities
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Next start date:
September 2021, September 2022
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years with optional 4-week placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
The British Psychological Society (BPS)
All subjects considered
For September 2021 entry: 112-128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.