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Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If your passion is for helping others, this course leads to rewarding careers in counselling and other people-focused professions. You’ll have a chance to practise skills in real-life work settings.

Course description

  • Build a broad and detailed knowledge of latest theories and their applications within contemporary counselling and psychotherapy
  • Prepare for a wide variety of careers in people-focused occupations in fields such as health, social care, education and business
  • Gain a solid platform for further postgraduate study so that you can qualify to practise as a professional counsellor or psychotherapist
  • Gain essential practical experience whilst on placement
  • Learn from a team who are specialists in their therapeutic fields and whose research is shaping the future of the counselling profession

Broaden your knowledge and experience

This course represents an excellent introduction to counselling and psychotherapy. It puts you on the pathway not only to further postgraduate study – so that you can qualify to practise as a counsellor or psychotherapist – but also to broader roles within health, social care, education and human resource management, both in the UK and overseas.

The course will develop you academically, professionally and personally, equipping you with essential life skills alongside a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge. You’ll become familiar with a number of different psychological therapies that can be applied in a wide variety of contexts and situations. We focus on both interpersonal and intrapersonal development, with an emphasis on nurturing your skills as a reflective practitioner.

How you’re assessed

Your assessments will focus on the different skills required to excel on this course. The methods we use include project work, written assignments, presentations, video and audio work, portfolios and posters.

Careers

With careers advice an integral part of your studies, this course equips you to compete effectively in the graduate careers market. After graduation you’ll have a wide range of options and could progress to roles within health and social care, counselling, psychotherapy and psychology.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
A comprehensive welcome and induction programme helps international students settle into university life.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 118 3

    56th out of 83

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    109 51%

    87th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    9th

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    118 68%

    46th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    19th

    13

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