Gain insight into yourself and make a positive impact on others by studying Psychology and Counselling at Roehampton. One hundred per cent of our Psychology research is rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' for its impact.
This Psychology and Counselling degree will provide you with required foundations in practical counselling skills for a variety of professions within psychology. The course is composed 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 degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and if you graduate with a 2.2 or above, you will automatically gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of BPS - the first step required to become a chartered psychologist.
This degree will open the door to a career in psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, the wider helping professions or 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.
We offer diverse l modules such as 'Introduction to Counselling Theory' which will teach the practical and personal skills needed for counselling individuals, 'Practice of Counselling Skills' which will help you to apply the theory to practice, and in 'Psychology in Action' you will design your own research project to explore the role that evidence plays in psychological research.
In the first year, you will receive an introduction to the subject. Our key modules include Introduction to Counselling Theory; Practice of Counselling Skills Psychology in Action, Social and Developmental Psychology; and Mind, Body and Brain.
In your second year, you will gain a deeper understanding in of models of counselling, and you will develop your experiential learning and personal development in the ground-breaking Reflective Practice. 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.
In your final year, you will complete your research project. You also study cognitive and neurological psychology and modules include Psychological Assessment in Counselling, and Managing the Counselling Process. You will also be able to select two optional modules from a wide range of choices. 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.
Here are examples of the modules we currently offer:
Autism: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Body Movement, Gaze and Gesture
Communication and Social Interaction
Criminal and Forensic Psychology
Childhood, Attachment and Self-Regulation
Cognition and Emotion
The Biology and Psychology of Alcohol Misuse
Psychology of Music
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Cognitive Development for Schools
Hands-on Cognitive Science
Practical Creativity and Thinking Skills
Psychology of Family and Child Wellbeing
Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.
"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."
BSc Psychology and Counselling
*In the Complete University Guide 2018, Roehampton is the highest-ranked modern university in London. Modern, or new, universities are defined as those granted university status post-1992.
GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade C
3 years (full-time)