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Psychology with Counselling BSc (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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UCAS CODE: C8B9

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

About the course

Why study Psychology with Counselling?

Everyone has times in their life when they may suffer from personal difficulties. Whether they’ve lost someone close, had an unpleasant experience or even come through illness, they may need to reach out for help and support. This course combines the theory of psychology with practical counselling approaches, helping you build the skills required to help people in need.

The course aims to give you a unique and invaluable insight into human behaviour. You’ll have the opportunity to use the skills that you’ve developed in a wide range of situations, careers or further study. We’ll look at the science of mind and behaviour, which is the Psychology side of the course, and also at the different types of counselling approaches. Cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred, psychodynamic therapy and others – you’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide range of techniques. You’ll also look at the importance of health and wellbeing in day-to-day life, and how to support other people in their everyday lives.

How will you learn?

  • On the course we’ll take a research focus, looking at the theory and practice of counselling and psychology, helping your personal development during the three years.
  • You’ll be guided by specialists in subject areas like biopsychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and counselling psychology.
  • You’ll be able to take advantage of excellent facilities to enhance your studies, including our EEG system which monitors brain activity, our eye tracker, biopsychological testing systems and a specialist polygraph (lie-detector machine).
  • This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so you’ll be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership if you graduate with a Lower Second Class Honours or higher.

Your career

Previous Huddersfield Psychology graduates have gone on to roles relating to education, healthcare, research, human resources, marketing, operations, media, business and social services in organisations including the NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Abacus Learning, Hesley Group, Hermes, CAS Behavioural Health, Barnardo’s, Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, British Gas, Bupa, Department of Work and Pensions, Her Majesty Prison Service Nottingham, HSBC, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Jet2, Leeds Community Healthcare Trust, Leeds St James Hospital, Tesco, Cygnet Health Care, Holmfirth High School, Lloyds Banking Group, West Yorkshire Police.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,000per 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 Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 118 25

    21st out of 79 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    115 56%

    65th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    77th

    46
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    73rd

    23
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    136 79%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    43rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    14th

    13

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