Therapeutic Psychology and Counselling

Undergraduate Degree with Foundation Year School of Psychology

Begin building an inspiring career in counselling and psychotherapy at Roehampton, where we have an international reputation as a centre for therapeutic training. We are ranked in the top 3 universities in London for the impact of our research in Psychology (REF 2021). 

Therapeutic Psychology and Counselling
Entry Tariff

112–120 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code

3G90

3G91 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

4 years (full-time) if opting for Foundation Year entry

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

BSc (single honours)

Modules

These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students  

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year  

 
 
 

This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you  

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

 

Skills

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Learn how to work with others to help them achieve their goals and potential on our unique undergraduate degree. You'll develop an understanding of:

  • Current professional practice for working therapeutically with clients, and the skills related to managing the counselling process
  • Mental health and how to support different population groups and communities, as well as how to work in different professional contexts
  • The importance of research in therapeutic psychology by completing your own research project, giving you the opportunity to investigate a topic you are passionate about.

This well-rounded learning approach, alongside voluntary work experience, will give you a strong foundation for a career in the helping professions or postgraduate study.

How you'll learn

You’ll be part of an inspiring and welcoming learning environment. Working closely with your lecturers and fellow classmates, you’ll grow as an individual.

At least 50% of your teaching will be in seminars or practical workshops, allowing you to develop core therapeutic skills as well as giving you contact time with your lecturers.

You’ll be learning from leading psychologists and counselling experts and practitioners, who enthusiastically bring their real-life experience into the classroom.

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How you'll be assessed

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There are very few formal examinations or essays on our BSc Therapeutic Psychology and Counselling degree. Instead, you’re assessed through projects, tasks and exercises that replicate the working world you'll graduate into. 

Between Years 2 and 3, you can also opt for a professional placement year, meaning you have the opportunity to apply for a placement and gain valuable real-world experience.

Career options

You will be in a strong position to build a career as a psychotherapist or counsellor. You could also take your skills into a safeguarding organisation, the police, social services, education, HR or broader helping professions.

Pathways to further study

At Roehampton we have excellent pathways into further study. Should you wish to go onto further postgraduate study to become a registered counsellor psychotherapist, we have one of the largest therapeutic training Schools in the country, with leading courses in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and all five Arts and Play Therapies.

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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We 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.

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

 

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,750 £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students, and for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

Entry Tariff

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.

General entry requirements

UK students

Contextual offers

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements.

Find out more  

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Course Facilities

Image -  Leading research in counselling and psychological therapies 
 We have an international reputation for counselling and therapeutic training, and you’ll be learning from academics who lead internationally recognised research in the field of psychological therapies.

Leading research in counselling and psychological therapies

We have an international reputation for counselling and therapeutic training, and you’ll be learning from academics who lead internationally recognised research in the field of psychological therapies.

Image -  Manresa Hall in Whitelands College    
  On top of a 24 hour computer room, the College also has two dedicated quiet study areas.

Manresa Hall in Whitelands College 

On top of a 24 hour computer room, the College also has two dedicated quiet study areas.

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