Postgraduate courses
Postgraduate courses

Psychology and Counselling

Why study at Roehampton

  • This cutting-edge programme was the first of its kind in the UK.
  • Fully equipped teaching facilities, including social, cognitive and computing laboratories.
  • Graduates are entitled to Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society. This course prepares students for a range of postgraduate training in psychology and the helping professions, particularly to become a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. 
  • 100% of our psychology research has an impact on societies around the world (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

This cutting-edge programme was the first of its kind in the UK.

On this course you will develop important counselling skills alongside learning theoretical material from the very start. Comprehensive lectures, taught with enthusiasm by experienced therapy practitioners, combine with exciting group projects and experiential sessions to challenge your mind further. You will also examine the role of the brain in shaping human behaviour and experience. This course gives you the solid foundation you need to progress into a range of psychology and therapeutic professions.

More details

Graduates are entitled to Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society. This enables students to begin post-graduate professional training in any applied psychology route including clinical, health, forensic and educational psychology. It is particularly suited for entry onto PsychD Counselling Psychology programmes, the necessary route to qualifying as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist.

Throughout the programme, there is a focus on study skills to help you improve your performance in different modes of assessment at both foundation level and Honours level.

Year-by-year summary

First year

In the first year you study two modules in Counselling: Interpersonal Communication for Counselling, and Practice of Counselling Skills. You also study core introductory modules in Psychology: Research Methods; Social and Developmental Psychology; and Mind, Body and Brain, as well as undertake an exploration of psychology in practice.

Second year

You will gain a deeper understanding of models of counselling, and the Reflective Practice in Counselling module will develop your experiential learning and personal development. You will also further your understanding of social and developmental psychology, and prepare for an extensive research project in the third year with training on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Third year

You complete your research project. You also study cognitive and neurological psychology and modules in Psychological Assessment in Counselling, and Managing the Counselling Process. During this final year you will explore career possibilities in health and caring professions for applications to relevant postgraduate training programmes, many of which are offered by Roehampton.

Example modules

  • Practice of Counselling Skills
  • Models of Counselling Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment for Counselling

Career options

This programme provides the basis for careers in chartered psychology, educational psychology, occupational psychology, clinical and forensic psychology.

UCAS code





Single honours

Entry tariff

300 points

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »


Psychology »


3 years (full-time), 5–7 years (part-time)

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2015; UK/EU) »

£12,000 (2015; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

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Related courses

Psychology »

Therapeutic Psychology »

MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy »

PsychD Counselling Psychology (BPS accredited) »

Further information

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Undergraduate open day

Wednesday 11 February 2015

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