This Psychology and Counselling (Hons) BSc at Abertay University is truly unique – it’s the only programme in Scotland that combines a BPS-accredited psychology degree with counselling and mental health modules. Learn from research-active staff at the best modern university in Scotland for psychology research.
Why do people behave in the way they do? What makes people react in certain ways? How can mental health issues be treated? This innovative degree allows you to develop a scientific understanding of human behaviour and combine it with a knowledge of mental health and counselling skills.
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes, and the relation between the two. It explores how we act and interact, both as individuals and in groups, and the thoughts and feelings that motivate our behaviour.
Counselling is concerned with the integration of psychological theory with interventions and therapeutic practice. As a student on this course, you will develop a scientific understanding of psychology as a discipline and practical skills in counselling and therapy.
The degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, which is a requirement if you want to pursue postgraduate psychology training and qualifications in areas such as clinical, educational or forensics.
As well as psychology training, you'll also develop knowledge and skills in counselling, allowing you to pursue postgraduate training as a counselling psychologist or practitioner.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
All applicants must have passes in English and Maths in one of the following - National 5 grade C and GCSE grade C/4. Lifeskill Maths is not accepted in lieu of Maths.
Below are the literate subjects we accept for entry on this course:
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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