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BSc (Hons)Psychology with Counselling

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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Overview

This unique degree will appeal to you if you have a special interest in helping people to explore their lives, emotions and the issues that underlie their difficulties, in a non-judgemental way. It builds on the single honours programme that offers the opportunity to study the mind and human behaviour systematically and scientifically. This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard qualification of second-class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

In the first year you will be given a foundation in a number of ‘core’ subjects such as social psychology, research methods, cognitive psychology, psychobiology and perception, lifespan development and personality. Practical classes will give you training in quantitative, laboratory-based and experimental methodology in psychology. In addition, you will take a core module in counselling which aims to provide you with an introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and counselling skills related to the person-centred approach.

In the second year, you will take modules required to confer Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and you will gain the requisite knowledge and understanding of identified key areas in psychology. You will also study an advanced core counselling module in preparation for more specialised material in Year Three.

In Year Three you will be able to gain a more in-depth and specialised understanding of counselling and psychology by studying more advanced areas such as: counselling in practice; psychological health and treatment interventions; and the psychology of health and eating. In the final year you will also undertake your own research, with the support of a personal tutor, which will bring together your expertise in counselling and psychology.

Programme structure

Year one:

Lifespan Development & Personality
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
The Psychology of Learning & Study
Introduction to Counselling Skills
Essentials of Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology 1

Year two:

Methodological Issues and Qualitative Research
Social Psychology
Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
Developmental Psychology
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychobiology and Neuroscience
Issues in Counselling

Year three:

Research Project/Dissertation in Psychology with Counselling
Cognitive Psychology 2
Psychological Health and Treatment Interventions
Counselling in Practice

Career opportunities

The university has an excellent graduate employment record, with 89% of the 2009 BPS-accredited graduates were in Psychology in employment or further study in six months after graduating.

An ability to examine issues in depth and to make constructive judgements on them is required in any number of careers, as is the capacity to work in groups to resolve problems, or research issues. Both are important aspects of these courses, and both are highly valued by employers.

There are a wide range of opportunities available in local authorities, social service departments, voluntary sector organisations, advice centres, health and housing, the civil and public services and private organisations, as well as graduates going on to further study, teaching and research.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States