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Why study at Roehampton

  • Roehampton has an international reputation as a centre of therapeutic training attracting students from all over the world.
  • In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the leading national assessment of quality, 100% of the research we submitted was rated “world leading” or “internationally excellent” for its impact.
  • 92% student satisfaction on this course (National Student Survey 2017 results).
  • We are ranked best modern university in London (Guardian University Guide 2016). 
  • You will have the flexibility to change focus during year one (for example to Psychology or Psychology and Counselling).

Improve the well-being of others and build a rewarding career by studying the Therapeutic Psychology  BA at Roehampton. 100% of our Psychology research is rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for its impact.

This BA Therapeutic Psychology degree will be your first step to a career in psychology or therapy. The course combines Roehampton’s well-established strengths in counselling, psychology, and arts and play therapies. It is designed for students who would like a career in the helping professions, without becoming a chartered psychologist.

You will be taught by leading psychology and counselling experts and practitioners who bring their real life experiences into the classroom. You will develop a range of skills designed to your skills and broaden your theoretical understanding of the mind and develop your practical experience, and personal development. This well-rounded learning approach, alongside voluntary work experience, will give you a strong foundation for your career in the therapy field or further education within postgraduate training courses.

We offer modules that will give you excellent first-hand counselling experience. In ‘Introduction to the Arts and Play Therapies’, you will explore how the therapeutic relationship can be mediated through an art form and how to deliver therapy through play for a range of people. In the ‘Practice of Counselling Skills’ module, you will develop your counselling and communication skills through various practical and written exercises and presentations. 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 areas of psychology, counselling and the arts and play therapies. At the end of year one, you will understand the theoretical, and practical contexts of counselling and therapies, different psychological models and the value of the creative process and exploring the self for your future development as a practitioner.

In your second year, you will gain a deeper understanding of human behaviour and gain a strong foundation for self-awareness. You will also learn skills related to professional client work in preparation for your volunteer work experience in year three.

In your final year, you will get the opportunity to work in a voluntary placement concerned with helping people with psychological needs. Furthermore, you will gain expertise in the management of the counselling process and the research methods most commonly used between the client and therapist.

Career options

Graduates develop careers as psychotherapists, counsellors, art psychotherapists, play therapists, drama therapists or within safeguarding organisations, the police, social services, education and human resources.
UCAS code

3G90

Level

Undergraduate

BA Single Honours

Single honours

Entry tariff

2017 entry: 112 points

General entry requirements »

Department

Psychology

Duration

3 year (full-time)

Tuition fees

£9,250 (2018; UK/EU)»

£13,000 (2017; International)»

Cash scholarships and bursaries available»

Related courses

Psychology »

Psychology and Counselling »

Counselling Psychology (HCPC approved and BPS accredited)  »

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Undergraduate open day

Saturday 18 November 2017