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Psychology and Counselling Studies BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons)

Newman University, Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

  • Location

    Newman University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Psychology and Counselling Studies is an ideal combination of subjects for those wishing to move into a career in the helping professions or those intending to undertake postgraduate training in counselling psychology, psychotherapy, or other applied psychology professions. Whilst it is important to note that the course does not provide a professional training as a counsellor, it does place students in an excellent position to apply for such training on successful completion of this programme. Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It includes issues such as how we think, how we see other people, how children develop, how relationships are formed and how we can help people in mental distress. Psychology is useful because whatever you intend to do in life it will involve trying to understand and deal with other people. Counselling has seen enormous growth in recent years and students on this programme gain insight into a range of changes in this discipline. The knowledge and skills developed on this programme can be used to enhance a primary role within many professional contexts where listening, and understanding are important, such as teaching, nursing and social work

This degree is regulated by the British Psychological Society. Accredited courses are said to provide the graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC). We pride ourselves on giving good academic and individual support to each of our students. Teaching is varied and we use a wide variety of assessment strategies designed to help you develop a range of skills which will be useful in the modern workplace. These include traditional assessments such as essays, exams, short notes and multiple ­choice tests. There are also less traditional assessments such as PowerPoint presentations, writing dialogues, case studies and e-portfolios. Counselling skills modules may require critical reflection and the production of a reflective personal journal along with various project work. Finally, there are a variety of assessments linked to research which include writing reports, giving conference style presentations.

Many graduates aim to enter the various psychological and therapeutic professions, including counselling psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, health, clinical, forensic, occupational, educational, and counselling psychology. In addition, you may choose to go on to further professional training in counselling at postgraduate level leading to professional accreditation. You might also progress into a variety of other careers, typically in people orientated and helping roles – for example, social work, personnel, marketing, health or rehabilitation. The course is useful preparation for further training in any career in which counselling skills may be useful, including teaching, nursing, and charity work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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UCAS Points : 104 - 144

You must achieve at least 104 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.


University information

Newman University, Birmingham

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  • Campus address

    Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, Birmingham, B32 3NT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    112th out of 118 3

    81st out of 83

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    107 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    49 49%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    110 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%


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