Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling Foundation Entry BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling Foundation Entry BSc (Hons)

School of Psychology



Under- graduate



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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    4 Years

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

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  • Campus:

    Burnley (Campus code: A)

  • Start Date:


  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Successful completion of this Foundation Entry course provides a wide range of opportunities to study for a future career with our Psychology with Counselling and Psychotherapy course on our purpose built Burnley campus. This course provides you with a grounding in the related disciplines of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling, enabling you to compliment your understanding of a broad range of Psychological theory with an in depth understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

If you have a strong desire to help people understand more about themselves, their relationships and interaction with others and to work through the problems and challenges that they face then this course could be the one for you.

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 64 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.

Relevant work experience in Health or Social Care and transferable skills can be considered for non-standard entry to the Foundation Entry Programme.

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Pass Access Course: 64 UCAS Points plus English and Maths
GCSE: Maths and English at grade C or equivalent
IELTS: 7.0 with no score lower than 6.5

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.

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Course at a Glance

Year 1 (Runs at Burnley only)

  • Target Award Extended Study
  • Introduction to Chosen Degree Subject
  • Volunteering and Community Action


  • Essential Study Skills for Higher Education
  • Developing Academic Knowledge
  • Learning by Experience

Year 2

  • Methods and Practice of Psychological Inquiry
  • Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition
  • Introduction to Counselling and Counselling Skills
  • Key Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to CBT

Year 3

  • Psychological Research 1: Design and Quantitative Analysis
  • Psychological Research 2: Qualitative Methods
  • Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive and Physiological Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Intermediate Counselling Skills in Practice
  • CBT: Skills & Applications

Year 4

  • Psychology Project (COMP)
  • Integration and Contemporary Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Personal Development (Counselling)
  • Psychology of Health Promotion
  • Application of Clinical Psychology Practice, Clinical Research, Service Delivery

Further Information

Your final year will concentrate upon extending this development of two disciplines further and one third of the final year will comprise your final year research project, a piece of original research conducted under the supervision of one of our staff members.

Work experience is encouraged as part of the course, working either in voluntary positions or seeking paid employment within the region.  You may also undertaken placements as part of the course which further enhance your employment prospects.

Graduates of the course will be able to progress to a range of career paths in psychology or counselling or may choose to continue to work in both fields.

Students considering this course may also be interested in the parallel course that operates at our main campus in Preston, where the course has a broader focus.


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Fees 2020/21

Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year

Students may be eligible for a £500 travel bursary.

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries