BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Psychotherapy & Counselling

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

This accredited 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 degree.

Why study with us

  • Our Psychology degrees are accredited courses with the British Psychological Society and can offer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
  • You’ll have various opportunities for work experience – in voluntary positions, paid employment or on placements across the region.
  • Psychology with Psychotherapy & Counselling at Burnley had 100% overall satisfaction in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS).  It also received 100% for organisation and management.

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 in your final year.
  • 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 related to an area of Counselling Psychology.


  • 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.


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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Who better to give you the lowdown on university life than one of our students? They’ll guide you around our friendly campus, show you our facilities and happily chat about what life is really like here.

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What our students say

I applied to a few other universities but am so glad I came to UCLan Burnley because I really like the smaller campus and class sizes.
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Lara Metcalfe
BSc (Hons) Psychology
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Academic Expertise

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Dr Kat Cartmell
Course Leader for Psychology Courses at UCLan Burnley
School of Psychology and Humanities

Kat is a Chartered Psychologist who has developed a keen interest in the area of educational and child Psychology. She is a dedicated advocate for children’s rights and is eager to document and shine a light on children’s voices.

Debbie Pope
Dr Debbie Pope
Lecturer in Psychology
School of Psychology and Humanities

Debbie’s background is in physiological and epidemiological (cancer) research, becoming interested in psychology later in her career after observing the different learning approaches of her three children. Subsequently she completed a postgraduate conversion course in Psychologic…

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.

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.


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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