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Psychology with Counselling and Psychotherapy BSc (Hons)

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Traumatic experiences, prolonged suffering and developmental or existential crises can have a lasting impact on our psychological and physical health.This distress may present itself in many ways for example, as relationship difficulties, as problems with food and eating and as feelings of depression and anxiety. Counselling and psychotherapy are terms for a wide variety of evidence-based talking and listening approaches which apply established theories to promote psychological change. Alongside the main discipline of Psychology, each year of this course offers specialist units where you’ll study the fields of counselling and psychotherapy.Our course also covers all core elements of psychological study as required by the British Psychological Society (BPS), from lifespan development, neuropsychology, and research methods, to social and critical, and abnormal psychology.In addition to theory, you’ll also learn basic practical counselling skills. Some of these skills may include how to offer acceptance, empathic listening, questioning techniques and how to develop practitioner resilience. You’ll mostly learn through role play in pairs and small groups, listening, observing and giving feedback to your peers.Our degree courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society. **Features and benefits**- ** Accredited course -** Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).- ** Specialised study -** You’ll explore the therapeutic aspects of psychology, helping to prepare you to begin a career in counselling or clinical psychology, counselling and psychotherapy or related psychotherapeutic professions.- ** Outstanding facilities -** You’ll have access to our specialist facilities for psychology demonstration and practice, which includes an fNIRS imaging research device, 12 experimental testing laboratories and six psychology laboratories.- ** Teaching expertise -** Our teaching staff includes practicing researchers, counselling and clinical psychologists, forensic psychologists and community psychologists.- ** Study abroad -** You’ll have the option to choose our four year study abroad route. Completing your third academic year at one of our partner institutions in Europe, America, or Australia. - **Work-based learning - ** In year one, you’ll spend time in a work environment, applying your psychology theory to the workplace, gaining key employability skills.

Application deadline

26 January

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 118 2

    34th out of 79 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    122 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    137 80%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%



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