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BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Psychotherapy & Counselling

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

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.

The Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling course is a Joint Honours degree that enables you to study core Psychology modules alongside the complementary discipline of Psychotherapy and Counselling. Studying these related disciplines provides you with a range of skills and experiences along with the knowledge required to enter into a number of different careers.

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.

You’ll learn about a range of different approaches and techniques that permit you to offer invaluable support for people dealing with a wide range of mental health issues, from bereavement and domestic violence, to sexual abuse, relationship issues and much more.

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?

We offer another course that you might be interested in. Our BSc (Hons) Counselling, Coaching & Psychological Interventions programme offers the fastest route to becoming a Counsellor, Coach or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).

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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.


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.

Academic expertise

Future careers

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.

You’ll be able to pursue a future in psychology, with postgraduate study – including our own BPS-accredited master’s programmes. Likewise, if you want to move into a career in counselling and psychotherapy, you’ll have what you need to continue your studies with the relevant diploma or MA. You could also follow other recent graduates into a range of rewarding careers including expressive art therapists, teachers, social workers or nursing. Depending on the level of entry, this may require some further training and skills development

That’s not all. With the broad mix of skills and understanding, you’ll have a few less obvious career options – from education and the health and social care sector, to prisons, the police force and range of private sector organisations.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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