Part-time duration

4 to 6 years

Starting Date

Apr 2024, Jul 2024, Oct 2024

Tuition Fee

£20,805 (UK)
£16,500 (International)

Location

Online

Programme Overview

If you already know that you would like to focus on counselling as a career choice, but you don’t yet have the qualifications required, then this degree with foundation year is ideal. Whether you are returning to studies after a long time away from university, or if you haven’t chosen a traditional academic path, this degree will set you up for success.

This degree provides you with an entry point into other counselling related qualifications such as psychotherapy or Instant Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). The key areas within psychology covered in this programme include biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and more.

Syllabus content

If you already know that you would like to focus on counselling as a career choice, but you don’t yet have the qualifications required, then this degree with foundation year is ideal. Whether you are returning to studies after a long time away from university, or if you haven’t chosen a traditional academic path, this degree will set you up for success.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means that graduates obtaining at least a lower second class honours degree will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS – the basic requirement to train as a professional psychologist.

Entry Requirements

  • At least 3 x GCSEs or 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent. If your qualifications are more than 3 years old we may also ask to see your professional CV.
  • Applicants may be considered based on a minimum of 12 months of professional work experience evidenced with a CV and Reference if they do not meet the qualification requirements.
  • If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).
  • Candidates will also be required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme.

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