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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
  • 100% of our psychology research has an impact on societies around the world (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015)

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

Are you interested in developing practical counselling skills as well as learning the theory to support your
practice? Then this course is for you. Our comprehensive lectures are taught with great enthusiasm by experienced therapy practitioners. You will work on exciting group projects and practical sessions to challenge your mind further. You will leave the course with the solid foundation needed to progress into a range of psychology and therapeutic professions.

More details

The British Psychological Society Accredited

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 course, 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 will receive an introduction to the subject. Recent examples of modules include Counselling: Interpersonal Communication for Counselling, and Practice of Counselling Skills,  Psychology: Research Methods, Social and Developmental Psychology; and Mind, Body and Brain. You will also explore the use of psychology in practice.

Second year

In your second year, you will gain a deeper understanding of models of counselling, and you 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

In your final year, you will complete your research project. You also study cognitive and neurological psychology and modules on offer might include 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.

What our students say

Daniel Martin - Psy and Counselling

"Choosing this course is one of the best decisions I ever made. My lecturers, who are all practicing psychotherapists, have helped me get a clear vision for my future."

Daniel Martin
BSc Psychology and Counselling

Example modules

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

Career options

This course provides the basis for careers in chartered counselling psychology, or educational, occupational, clinical or forensic psychology. You will also be equipped to work in a range of other sectors.

UCAS code

C845

Level

Undergraduate

BSc

Single honours

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »

Department

Psychology »

Duration

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

Contact our Enquiries team
enquiries@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

Undergraduate open day

Saturday 3 October 2015

 
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