• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Psychology and Counselling (Hons) course at the University of Strathclyde  will prepare you for further postgraduate study in counselling, counselling psychology or psychology, or for employment in other professional roles (eg support work) which would benefit from counselling skills training and an understanding of counselling theory.

Person-centred-experiential counselling and psychotherapy is internationally recognised and one of the leading therapeutic approaches to mental health and well-being. The combination with psychology will enable students to approach a range of clients across a broad spectrum of psychological distress. It'll equip you with the skills to critically assess an evidence base and develop appropriate theoretical questions and methodology to further your professional development and knowledge.

Our current courses meet the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a COSCA-accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills is embedded within this course. However, it will not in itself represent a professional qualification in psychology, counselling or counselling psychology.

*Applicants with A-level qualifications or equivalent may qualify for direct entry to Year 2. Other applicants will be required to successfully complete a foundation year on our BA Psychology programme.

Careers

This course provides students interested in a more applied focus to their psychology degree with foundation training in counselling skills and theory.

Such a background will allow graduates to:

  • proceed to postgraduate education in Psychotherapy/Counselling or Counselling Psychology, or Psychology
  • enter the workplace in support work or other roles that require a basic psychological helping skills, referred to as 'embedded counselling' roles

Accreditation

provisional COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Honours: 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
    • Honours: 480 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social & Health Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology: Varieties of Psychological difficulty
  • Practical Experience: Counselling Skills/Research
  • Theories of Counselling/Psychotherapy
  • Cognition & Neuropsychology
  • Positive & Humanistic Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Applicants who hold appropriate qualifications will be allowed direct entry to the Year 2. 
Three-year programmeA Levels
  • Typical entry requirement: ABB (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C)
  • Minimum entry requirement: BBB (GCSE English Language 6/B or English Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C)
Four-year programmeHighersStandard entry requirements
  • 1st sitting: AAAA (Higher English, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B, or equivalent)
  • 2nd sitting: AAAABB (Higher English, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B, or equivalent)
International Baccalaureate
  • 36 (Maths SL5)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Rest of UK: £9,250 per year.

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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