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Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices with Foundation Year 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-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

  • This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

If you have a passion for helping others and want to embark on a career in people-focused professions, then this counselling and psychotherapy course offers you an excellent starting point.

  • A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions
  • A great route into the BSc degree if you don't meet the criteria for the 3-year course
  • 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
  • Learn from a team who are specialists in their therapeutic fields and whose research is shaping the future of the counselling profession
  • Make the most of our excellent learning facilities on our Derby campus
  • The Foundation Year course leads on to the full BSc (hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices degree

The world of counselling and psychotherapy is constantly changing and this course has been specifically designed to reflect the demands of life and work in the 21st century. Drawing on our strong engagement with the professional bodies, it aims to meet the growing need for effective, skilled and forward-thinking counsellors and psychotherapists.

Now is the ideal time to embark on a career in this important field, with new opportunities constantly emerging. The issue of mental health is rising on the political agenda and high-profile campaigns are seeking to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health problems.

Careers

With careers advice an integral part of your studies, this course equips you to compete effectively in the graduate careers market. After graduation from the full BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices degree you’ll have a wide range of options and could progress to roles within health and social care, counselling, psychotherapy and psychology.

If you would like to take your qualifications to the next level and become a professional counsellor and/or psychotherapist, we offer a full range of postgraduate programmes including accredited MSc courses in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

These could pave the way to rewarding counselling and psychotherapy positions within the NHS, schools, colleges and universities, and any organisations which employ therapists as part of their occupational health portfolio. Some of the students who complete our postgraduate programmes also go on to develop their own private practice or advance to research degrees.

Application deadline

26 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.

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

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

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    84th out of 118 15

    73rd out of 79 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    114 55%

    69th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%

    96th

    35
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    115 67%

    51st

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    67th

    24
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    11th

    8

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