This course is designed to help you move towards a career where you can help people to understand and work through their problems. It enables you to explore a range of psychological and counselling approaches and develop your own counselling skills on this accredited course.
Why study with us
- You may also choose to study this course at our Burnley Campus, where a greater focus is placed upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- You’ll have various opportunities for work experience – in voluntary positions, paid employment or on placements across the region.
- You can get involved in research – whether participating or assisting – with paid internships, placements and part-time roles.
What you'll do
- While you’ll study core modules in both psychology and counselling, you’ll also have some flexibility to choose option modules throughout the course.
- We offer you the chance to take a sandwich year between your second and third year – whether working on placement to build experience or studying abroad to broaden your horizons.
- In your final year, you’ll take on a major psychology research project, taking an in-depth look at a topic of your choice.
Want to be a qualified counsellor?
You might also be interested in our BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy programme which offers the fastest route to becoming a qualified Counsellor.Discover more and apply
- PS1010: Methods and practice of psychological inquiry
- PS1020: Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology
- PS1030: Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition
- PS1050: Being a Psychologist
PS1010: Methods and practice of psychological inquiry
In this module, you will learn about the importance of scientific inquiry within the subject of psychology. You will be introduced to a range of inquiry methods, including observational techniques and group comparisons. You will learn how to undertake research in a range of different areas and learn how to convey these findings to a range of different audiences.
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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- 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.
The staff members on my course have been absolutely incredible. I have been provided help every step of the way whenever I needed.
When you finish this course, you should leave us with excellent observation, analysis, critical thinking and people skills – all highly sought after by prospective employers. You’ll find our graduates working almost anywhere there are people with social or emotional problems to be supported and resolved.
Fees and funding
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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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
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 Psychology and Humanities
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