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BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Psychotherapy & Counselling (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

If you want to help people understand themselves, their relationships and their interactions with others, then our Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling Foundation Entry course is for you.

Why study with us

  • You’ll develop a critical understanding of psychotherapy/counselling and its relationship to other helping strategies.
  • You’ll gain workplace skills that will help with any job, from communication to presentation and time management.
  • Successful completion of this course is a stepping stone to study on our accredited Psychology with Counselling and Psychotherapy courses.

What you'll do

  • You’ll be taught by dedicated and enthusiastic academics who work hard to give you a transformative learning experience. You can acquire cutting-edge knowledge and skills.
  • While you’ll study core modules in psychology, you’ll also have some flexibility to choose option modules throughout the course.
  • Throughout this course, you’ll develop excellent observation skills, critical thinking and analysis, and a range of people skills - all highly sought after by prospective employers.


  • This course is accredited by the BPS, the learned and professional body, incorporated by the Royal Charter, for Psychology in the UK. We will provide you with the breadth and depth of knowledge that allows you to graduate with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) provided you achieve at least a lower second class honours degree.

Module overview

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 October 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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Future careers

Our Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling Foundation Entry degree course leads to a range of career paths in psychology or counselling, or both.

It could be the first step to becoming a Forensic, Health or Neuropsychologist. Or a Sport and Exercise Psychologist and Counsellor.

Fees and funding

First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 per year
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

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.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

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

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