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BSc (Hons)

Counselling & Psychotherapy (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

Our Counselling and Psychotherapy (with Foundation Year) degree will develop the skills you need to progress with your studies and pursue a career as a counsellor.

Why study with us

  • Our foundation year will support your academic and personal development, providing the skills you need for success.
  • This course is accredited by the BACP, with a 100 hours counselling placement embedded into the curriculum.
  • 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

  • Our foundation year provides an overview of health and social care, where you'll develop the academic skills you need to study at university.
  • You'll develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues around counselling.
  • You'll complete 100 hours of clinical practice, which will allow you to apply for accredited membership with the BACP upon graduation.


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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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. You can read our guide on how to become a therapist.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£17,250 for the first year
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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

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