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Psychotherapy and Counselling (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Psychotherapy and Counselling (Honours) degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University covers a variety of approaches to psychotherapy and counselling (e.g. person-centred, cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic), focusing on one in depth.
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Course Overview

Students also learn, practise, and develop the skills they need to become competent, ethical, and effective as psychotherapists and counsellors. They will learn about the roles of psychotherapists and counsellors in a variety of professional settings, and develop the underpinning knowledge and skills required to be successful in these roles.

Psychotherapists and counsellors offer a range of services, typically involving talking therapy, that address the mental health and well-being of the general public in a variety of settings (e.g., school, prison, hospital). They work collaboratively with individuals, couples, families, or groups to help them bring change and enhance their wellbeing, such as through coping with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, abuse, or relationship difficulties. The Psychotherapy and Counselling (Honours) degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University aims to provide an excellent education in the theory, research, and practice of psychotherapy and counselling, with the aim of developing competent graduates who are well prepared for a range of careers that involve working with people.

What might you become?

The degree offers excellent preparation for a range of careers. Psychotherapists and counsellors work in private practice and in a diverse range of organisations (e.g., schools, charities). The interpersonal and communication skills developed through our degree are highly transferable, and could prepare graduates for a range of careers that include human resources, healthcare, and education. You may also choose to pursue specialised postgraduate training to work with specific client groups or using a particular model, or to pursue a career in research. Please contact the Course Leader to talk about becoming registered and accredited within the profession (see below for contact details).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engaging with learning
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Skills in Psychotherapy and Counselling 1
  • Skills in Psychotherapy and Counselling 2
  • Introduction to Mental Health and Wellbeing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have three A-levels at grades CCC or above, BTEC triple grades MMM or above, or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D and GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
  • Students are required to have a DBS check at the beginning of the course, which costs £52 in 2018-19.
  • Please see potential additional costs associated with BSc (Hons) Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 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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