Part-time duration

3 to 6 years

Starting Date

Apr 2024, Jul 2024, Oct 2024

Tuition Fee

£20,805 (UK)
£16,500 (International)



Programme Overview

It gives you eligibility to enrol on the British Psychological Society’s independent route to training as a counselling psychologist and can support applications for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology or other counselling/wellbeing related qualifications. On your counselling degree, you’ll study all the major disciplines of psychology, such as social, cognitive, biological, and developmental psychology and research methods. Alongside this, you’ll cover counselling specific topics, including counselling psychology, core counselling skills, health and psychological well-being, psychological assessment, and managing the therapeutic process. The course takes a modern, person-centred approach, helping you develop the right tools and strategies for successfully assisting individuals in your future role.

Syllabus content

If you’re already focused on launching your career path in counselling, then this programme will prepare you with specialist knowledge of the field, and offers the option to enrol in the BPS independent route to training as a counselling psychologist.

Throughout the course you’ll have one-to-one support from your lecturers and academic skills tutors, as well as frequent invitations to online coffee mornings with your fellow students and staff and personal academic tutor support sessions. Above all, our academic team, who come from a range of professional and cultural backgrounds, will help you learn through real-world context, helping you understand how your new skills are best applied in practice.


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

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
  • If you are unable to evidence a GCSE or equivalent in mathematics you will be able to complete an assessment-free module before the start of your course to substitute for this.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

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