BSc (Hons)

Counselling & Psychotherapy

3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

Our BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy course will enable you to develop the skills you need to pursue a successful career working as a qualified counsellor with expertise in pluralistic practice.

Why study with us

  • We offer one of the only undergraduate courses with a qualifying counselling placement embedded in the curriculum.
  • Our team is made up of psychotherapists with extensive experience in their field who all continue to be in clinical practice.
  • We’ve been ranked third in the UK for the outstanding support we provide to help our students improve their mental health (HUMEN 2022).

What you'll do

  • You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in counselling.
  • During the course you’ll complete a Professional Assessment Document demonstrating 100 hours of clinical practice.
  • Gain life-long learning and recognition of the value of education and research.


Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Niomi Wilkinson
University Lecturer
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Niomi teaches across a range of subjects for our Counselling and Psychotherapy team. With expertise in Person Centred Experiential therapy, leadership in Mental Health Services and working with children and young people. Niomi has led collaborative projects with local authorities…

Future Counselling and Psychotherapy careers

This course will equip you with the skills you need to become a professional practitioner in the field of counselling.

Interested in the psychology of counselling?

You might also be interested in our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling. This BPS registered course provides a broad knowledge base that could lead to a career as a psychologist or a counsellor.

Discover more and apply

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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