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.
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
provisional COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)
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- Social & Health Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology: Varieties of Psychological difficulty
- Practical Experience: Counselling Skills/Research
- Theories of Counselling/Psychotherapy
- Cognition & Neuropsychology
- Positive & Humanistic Psychology
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- 36 months
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- Honours: 480 credits
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants who hold appropriate qualifications will be allowed direct entry to the Year 2.
- 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)
- 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)
- 36 (Maths SL5)
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International16000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Rest of UK: £9,250 per year.
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.