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Psychology (Counselling) (Hons)

University of Northampton

36 months
13000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you are interested in pursuing a career in counselling, counselling or clinical psychology, or another helping profession where interactive skills are essential, this Psychology (Counselling) (Hons) course from the University of Northampton is one of only a few national programmes that is designed specifically for you.


The Psychology (Counselling) (Hons) course from the University of Northampton will introduce you to the central concepts of both psychology and counselling before moving on to explore the subject in more depth, according to your interests. You will have the opportunity to study areas as diverse as psychology in educational settings to parapsychology and anomalous events.

Course Details

This course offers you various volunteering opportunities, careers events and workshops which will enhance your employability once you have graduated.

You will have an opportunity to develop your understanding of the key theories and concepts in psychology and counselling, learning basic counselling skills and gaining an understanding of the professional context of counselling work. The applied nature of counselling psychology will be emphasised throughout the programme.

In addition to a focus on counselling concepts, issues and skills, this course will allow you to analyse and understand human behaviour, thought and emotions, from many different psychological perspectives. If you are looking to become a counsellor then this course provides you with a basis for professional level training.

If you are studying this course full-time you will take 120 credits each academic year. You will study a mix of core subjects and can choose from a range of modules which reflect your interests. At each level, you will take a core module in Counselling combining three key elements:

  • key concepts and ideas
  • the development of self-awareness
  • the development of counselling skills

Career Opportunities 

  • This course prepares you for training in counselling and counselling psychology as well as other areas. Upon completion of this course you can also obtain chartered status as a clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychologist.
  • Choose to pursue a career as an academic psychologist, conducting research and teaching in higher education. Continue your studies and enhance your career prospects by studying our MSc in Counselling Children and Young People or our MSc Counselling. 
  • Psychology degrees provide an excellent grounding for a diverse range of non-psychological careers. The listening and communication skills developed on this degree course will be highly valuable in a range of health and social care professions. 


  • This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology in Practice 
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Becoming a Psychologist
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychology for Life

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • In addition, you will be expected to have achieved GCSE Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Domestic equivalencies are not accepted, apart from Access applicants who must take 12 credits of Maths Level 2 or 6 credits of Maths Level 3 as part of their Access course. International equivalencies will be reviewed on application.
  • The standard entry requirements for the Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
  • UK Integrated Foundation Year: £6,780
  • International Integrated Foundation Year: £13,000

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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