BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Counselling and Health)
This three year programme studies the application of psychological theory to the practice of psychotherapy. It won’t train you in any one discipline of psychotherapy – instead you’ll cover a variety of subjects which will encourage critical thinking and overall understanding.In the first year you will study the basic disciplines ofpsychology including the cognitive and behavioural schools. The second year examines the theory and practice of a range of psychotherapies, drawing on the knowledge gained in the first yea. You’ll have the opportunity to practice your research skills in a minor research project during this year. In the third year, you’ll undertake a major research project and dissertation in a subject of your own choice. There are further taught modules in advanced analysis of current issues in psychology and psychotherapy.This courses provides the foundation for you to progress into a range of careers in a wide range of related fields, includingcounselling in private practice or in the NHS, or work in the youth offending sector, domestic violence or schools programmes. The course will also develop many transferable skills which are of interest to all employers.
What Will I Study?
First year students will be introduced to the development of psychology from its philosophical roots to its modern day scientific basis. ear two will focus on the critical evaluation of psychotherapy and in the final year the emphasis is onyour own learning in an area of psychotherapy/psychology which is of interest to you, together with some taught modules.
You’ll need 200 UCAS tariff points. All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need todemonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.
All applicants will have to interview successfully.
More information about UCAS tariff points
- History & Context
- Introduction to Social Psychology
- Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
- Brain and Behaviour
- Individual Differences
- Introduction to Counselling
- Research Methods
- Client Centred and Behavioural Therapies
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Neurolinguistic Programming
- Issues in Counselling
- Small Business Practice
- Research Methods 2
- Minor Research Project
- Original Research Project & Dissertation
- Clinical Psychology & Psychopharmacology
- Professional Issues in Psychology & Psychotherapy
- Advanced Issues in Psychology & Psychotherapy
How will I be assessed
A variety of assessment methods are used on the course. In the first yea, all assessment is by coursework including written work, seminars and presentations. Year two has similar coursework requirements and some modules are assessed by coursework and an examination. In the third year, 50% of the assessment is by coursework and examination – the other being an individual dissertation and original research project.
- £1,000 Cash-Back for All
- Progression Bonus
- STEM Bonus
- Return to Education Bonus
- National Scholarship Programme
Graduates have gone on to further study at post-graduate level. Some now work as counsellors in a range of settings. Other areas that graduates have gone on to work with / in:
- Criminal Justice
- Youth Offending
- Substance abuse offenders
3 years full-time, 5 years part-time
Download the Programme Specification for this course.
Getting in Touch
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How to Apply
If you wish to apply for this course full-time, you’ll need to apply throughUCAS. This is a simple process but we have put together an information booklet to guide you through the UCAS application process. Once we’ve received your application from UCAS we’ll send you a postcard so you know we’re processing your application.
If you wish to apply for this course part-time, you’ll need to apply directly using our own application. The form is available to download here along with Guidance Notes as to how to complete the form. You should save the completed form and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send us a hard-copy to the address on the front of the form. Once we’ve received your application form we’ll send you a postcard so you know we’re processing your application.
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