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Psychology and Counselling (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
The Psychology and Counselling (Hons) degree offered at Staffordshire University will provide you with an excellent grounding in academic psychology and will introduce you to the world of therapeutic practice.
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Overview

To help you build a deep understanding of the human mind you’ll study social psychology, individual differences, biological psychology, research methods and cognitive psychology.  The course is perfect if you are interested in working with people experiencing difficult circumstances and is an ideal basis for further study to qualify as a counsellor. 

Completing this Psychology and Counselling (Hons) degree offered at Staffordshire University means you can apply directly to Masters or postgraduate counselling courses that lead to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accreditation. If you decide not to pursue the further training necessary to become a professional counsellor or psychotherapist, you will still develop key academic competences, such as self-understanding, communication and relationship skills that are vital to employment success.

On successful completion of study, we will issue one of the following awards dependent on your chosen pathway: BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling, BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies - Students who choose not to, or who are unable to, follow an accredited route can transfer to BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies. 

Careers

You will be provided with opportunities to prepare you for employment.

Throughout the award students are provided with opportunities in order to prepare for the wider world when they finish the award and look for employment.

Our Psychology and Counselling degree prepares you for a wide range of professions including welfare, management, education and health. Many graduates enter postgraduate education and establish careers as psychologists or counsellors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • During the first year you will practise the counselling skills needed to examine the professional issues that make counselling and allied professions such challenging, yet rewarding career routes.
  • To help you build a deeper understanding of the human mind, you will study social psychology, individual differences, biological psychology, research methods and cognitive psychology. In addition, we offer modules orientated towards counselling.
  • These include: Growing and Changing, Core Counselling Skills, Counselling Theory, Ethics and Personal Development, and Personal and Professional Perspectives in Counselling.
  • The academic team which teach on counselling modules are experts. As qualified and accredited practising counsellors, and they will lead your lectures, seminars and practical sessions in our multi-million-pound Science Centre. 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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General Requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC
  • 2 A level: 96 points
  • BTEC: DMM

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 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 Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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