• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Combining a BPS-accredited psychology degree with counselling and mental health modules, this Psychology and Counselling (Hons) programme from Abertay University will help you develop a scientific understanding of human behaviour, as well as a strong knowledge of counselling techniques.
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Overview

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.

Career Opportunities 

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. 

Accreditation

Accredited by The British Psychological Society.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Introductory Psychology 
  • Introduction to Mental Health Work 
  • Introduction to Pluralistic Approaches to Mental Health
  • BPS Cognitive and Social Perspectives on Psychology
  • Interpersonal Skills and Helping Conversations  
  • BPS Essential Research Methods and Analyses for Psychology  
  • Therapeutic Skills and Approaches  

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    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

    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.

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General Requirements

 All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent.  National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. National 5 Lifeskill Maths is not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Below are the literate subjects we accept for entry on this course:

  • Business Management
  • Classical Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • English for speakers of other languages
  • Geography
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Modern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies
  • Sociology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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