Psychology (Counselling) BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 18/10/2018

If you are interested in pursuing a career in counselling or counselling psychology, this course is one of only a few national programmes that is designed specifically for you.

Our Psychology and Counselling course will introduce you to the central concepts of both psychology and counselling before moving on to explore the subject in more depth, according to your interests. You will have the opportunity to study areas as diverse as psychology in educational settings to parapsychology and anomalous events.*

Course

Highlights

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation.
  • Progression courses available.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation

Our Psychology and Counselling course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) ǂ, conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership, provided that you achieve the minimum of a second class honours in your degree. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

* Some optional subjects are indicative only and may change according to student interest and staff availability.
ǂ Accreditation applicable to undergraduate Single Honours Psychology degrees and Joint Honours degrees where Psychology is the major subject.

Course Details

British Psychological Society accredited logo

This course offers you various volunteering opportunities, careers events and workshops which will enhance your employability once you have graduated.

You will have an opportunity to develop your understanding of the key theories and concepts in psychology and counselling, learning basic counselling skills and gaining an understanding of the professional context of counselling work. The applied nature of counselling psychology will be emphasised throughout the programme.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course prepares you for training in counselling and counselling psychology as well as other areas. Upon completion of this course you can also obtain ‘chartered’ status as a clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychologist. You could choose to pursue a career as an academic psychologist, conducting research and teaching in higher education. You could choose to continue your studies and enhance your career prospects by studying our MSc in Counselling Children and Young People or our MSc Counselling.

It is widely acknowledged by employers that psychology degrees provide an excellent grounding for a diverse range of non-psychological careers. Moreover, the listening and communication skills developed on this degree course will be highly valuable in a range of health and social care professions. Our graduates are employed in education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

Typical offers are BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC.

In addition to the standard entry requirements, applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above. Equivalences are not accepted, apart from Access applicants who must take 12 credits of Maths Level 2 or 9 credits of Maths Level 3 as part of their Access course.

If you would like more information on how to make an application as a Home or EU student, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Counselling (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1009
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1003
    Core Module Y
  • Investigating Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1004
    Core Module Y
  • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1001
    Core Module Y
  • Volunteering (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1003
    Core Module N
  • Positive Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1011
    Core Module N
  • Psychology for Life (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1012
    Core Module N
  • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1006
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • as part of the course, you will have the opportunity to undertake a work-based placement
  • students have access to excellent facilities and resources for research
  • you will be taught by internationally and nationally recognised researchers in several topics including parapsychology, mental health and wellbeing and qualitative psychology
  • Counselling modules will be taught by experienced counsellors and therapists

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Counselling MSc

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

Counselling Children and Young People MSc

Student Stories

Sian Carroll

“I chose to go to the University of Northampton initially because of the course because I wanted to pursue a clinical psychology route and the counselling aspect really appealed to me. The feel of campus from my first visit made my decision for me.

“The campus and psychology department (compared to others I had visited) had a homely, family feel that helped me to transition easier after moving 130 miles from home.

“I’ve had the most amazing support from lecturers during my degree, both academically and personally, that I could never thank them enough for and I have enjoyed my course more than I ever thought possible. It’s interesting, the lecturers know how to make it fun and it has inspired me to continue my career in psychology. There’s rarely been a dull moment; I’ve loved doing my degree at Northampton and I’m sorry to be leaving!”

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 18/10/2018

  • If you are interested in pursuing a career in counselling or counselling psychology, this course is one of only a few national programmes that is designed specifically for you.

    Our Psychology and Counselling course will introduce you to the central concepts of both psychology and counselling before moving on to explore the subject in more depth, according to your interests. You will have the opportunity to study areas as diverse as psychology in educational settings to parapsychology and anomalous events.*

    Course

    Highlights

    • British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation.
    • Progression courses available.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • British Psychological Society accredited logo

    This course offers you various volunteering opportunities, careers events and workshops which will enhance your employability once you have graduated.

    You will have an opportunity to develop your understanding of the key theories and concepts in psychology and counselling, learning basic counselling skills and gaining an understanding of the professional context of counselling work. The applied nature of counselling psychology will be emphasised throughout the programme.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation

    Our Psychology and Counselling course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) ǂ, conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership, provided that you achieve the minimum of a second class honours in your degree. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

    * Some optional subjects are indicative only and may change according to student interest and staff availability.
    ǂ Accreditation applicable to undergraduate Single Honours Psychology degrees and Joint Honours degrees where Psychology is the major subject.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This course prepares you for training in counselling and counselling psychology as well as other areas. Upon completion of this course you can also obtain ‘chartered’ status as a clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychologist. You could choose to pursue a career as an academic psychologist, conducting research and teaching in higher education. You could choose to continue your studies and enhance your career prospects by studying our MSc in Counselling Children and Young People or our MSc Counselling.

      It is widely acknowledged by employers that psychology degrees provide an excellent grounding for a diverse range of non-psychological careers. Moreover, the listening and communication skills developed on this degree course will be highly valuable in a range of health and social care professions. Our graduates are employed in education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions.

  • Typical offers are BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC.

    In addition to the standard entry requirements, applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above. Equivalences are not accepted, apart from Access applicants who must take 12 credits of Maths Level 2 or 9 credits of Maths Level 3 as part of their Access course.

    If you would like more information on how to make an application as a Home or EU student, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Introduction to Counselling (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1009
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1003
      Core Module Y
    • Investigating Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1004
      Core Module Y
    • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1001
      Core Module Y
    • Volunteering (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1003
      Core Module N
    • Positive Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1011
      Core Module N
    • Psychology for Life (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1012
      Core Module N
    • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1006
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Counselling MSc

      Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

      Counselling Children and Young People MSc

    • Sian Carroll

      “I chose to go to the University of Northampton initially because of the course because I wanted to pursue a clinical psychology route and the counselling aspect really appealed to me. The feel of campus from my first visit made my decision for me.

      “The campus and psychology department (compared to others I had visited) had a homely, family feel that helped me to transition easier after moving 130 miles from home.

      “I’ve had the most amazing support from lecturers during my degree, both academically and personally, that I could never thank them enough for and I have enjoyed my course more than I ever thought possible. It’s interesting, the lecturers know how to make it fun and it has inspired me to continue my career in psychology. There’s rarely been a dull moment; I’ve loved doing my degree at Northampton and I’m sorry to be leaving!”

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour