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  • This programme is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of The British Psychological Society.
  • The impact of the research submitted by our Department of Psychology is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • 98% of students in work or further study within six months of graduation (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education, 2018 results).


Gain a better insight into yourself, and learn to make a positive impact on others, by studying psychology and counselling here at the University of Roehampton.

The British Psychological Society Accredited

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

This degree will give you the grounding in practical counselling skills you need to enter a variety of psychology-related professions.

The course is made up of three main teaching methods: theory; skills and practice; and personal development. You will be taught by leading experts and practitioners in the field of psychology and counselling, who use real-life case examples from their therapeutic work in the classroom.

This programme is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of The British Psychological Society.

With diverse modules such as Introduction to Counselling Theory, you will learn the practical and personal skills needed for counselling individuals. Practice of Counselling Skills will help you apply the theory to practice, and Research Methods and Statistics will give you an insight into the statistics and research that underpins all psychological practice.

You will leave well equipped to begin building a career in psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, arts and play therapies, and the wider helping professions. You can also go onto postgraduate professional training in any applied psychology route including clinical, health, forensic and educational psychology.

Year one

  • Get a solid introduction to the subject.
  • Key modules include Introduction to Counselling Theory, Practice of Counselling Skills, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, Social and Developmental Psychology, and Mind, Body and Brain.

Year two

  • Gain a deeper understanding of models of counselling, and develop your experiential learning and personal development in the Reflective Practice module.
  • Build on your understanding of social and developmental psychology, and research methods and statistics, to prepare for your research project.

Year three

  • Complete your research project.
  • Study modules such as Psychological Assessment in Counselling, and Managing the Counselling Process, to deepen your knowledge and critical awareness of mental health presentations.
  • Choose two optional modules from a wide range of choices.
  • Explore career possibilities in health and caring professions and think about applying to relevant postgraduate training programmes, many of which are offered at Roehampton.

This course is a good grounding for careers in chartered counselling psychology, or educational, occupational, clinical or forensic psychology.

You will be equipped to work in a range of other sectors as well, including counselling, psychotherapy and the wider helping professions.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

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Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.