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Psychology with Counselling (Honours)

The Open University UK

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36 months
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6192 GBP/year
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About

With the Psychology with Counselling (Honours) degree at The Open University UK you’ll consider how counsellors and psychologists use theories and evidence to contribute to debates about how we understand mental health conditions, diagnosis and treatment options, and how psychology is critical to understanding mental health, relationships, education and employment.

Overview

Psychological therapies are rooted in psychological understanding, so this degree provides a strong foundation in psychology with a specific focus on how counselling works and how it can help people change. 

Key features of the Psychology with Counselling (Honours) course at The Open University UK

  • Covers the key concepts, theories, methods and debates in psychology and counselling
  • Gives you an appreciation of different perspectives within psychology and the ability to evaluate them critically
  • Explains how psychological theories and research are applied in practical or professional contexts, particularly within counselling practice
  • ​Can be the first step towards professional accreditation as a psychologist.   

Skills for career development

As well as specific knowledge and skills in psychology and counselling, this degree course will help you to develop transferable and work-related skills that are highly valued by employers.

  • communication
  • numeracy
  • effective team working
  • independent and critical thinking
  • IT and data handling
  • analysing and evaluating diverse sources of information, including qualitative and quantitative data
  • designing and carrying out research projects, and presenting findings
  • problem-solving and reasoning
  • application of learning to real world problems and situations.

Career relevance

This degree is relevant to a broad range of careers, including those within the health and social care system, and organisations in the statutory and voluntary sectors. Knowledge of human behaviour, counselling and related ‘people skills’ are recognised by employers as real assets in working with individuals and teams. You’ll gain a theoretical basis in counselling as well as a broad understanding of psychology that will prepare you to work in a variety of ways with a diverse range of people.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science and health: an evidence-based approach
  • Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy
  • Exploring mental health and counselling
  • Investigating psychology 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.

Funding

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