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Psychology with Counselling Skills with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Hendon Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Foundation Year in Psychology is offered as an entry route to a psychology degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree-level study. You enrol on a four-year course, which includes the one-year foundation course. If you complete this year successfully you progress directly onto one of our three-year degree courses in this subject area. The number of students who progress to degree study are very high and in fact have gone on to become some of our most successful graduates.


Combing psychological theory and research with therapeutic practice, this course is an ideal stepping stone towards a career in counselling, psychotherapy, as well as clinical psychology. During your BSc in Psychology with Counselling you’ll gain a broad understanding of psychology, alongside developing specialist counselling skills. You’ll also learn about mental health practices and how they are studied and researched.

Our course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society. Those with a Lower Second Classification (or higher) will be eligible to apply for BPS accredited Masters and Doctoral programmes leading to careers as a Psychologist.

Previous graduates from this course have gone on to work as support workers, social therapists, counsellors, and case managers. You'll also have the option of working within private hospitals, independent practices, education in schools and universities, and public and private corporate institutions.

Course content

The course develops the essential knowledge and skills required for counselling psychology alongside the soft skills necessary to build collaborative and effective relationships with patients. You will study compulsory modules in the first and second year which will introduce the broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches to psychology and counselling. In your third year you will choose options from areas as diverse as mental health and well-being, psychoanalysis and psychology coaching.

What will you gain?

You will gain a wealth of additional skills to support you in your future career or further studies including: research and analytical skills; and detailed communications skills including a thorough understanding of human communication methods.


Our specialist psychology degree prepares you for a career as a counsellor or social worker, or for a role in other sectors such as law, business management or education. You will also be well prepared for further studies to become a charted psychologist.

Psychology graduates are highly valued across the economy, because of the transferable skills they develop. As a psychology professional you could find yourself working in all kinds of roles from priming elite athletes and sports teams to improve their performance to advising governments on policy. Counselling psychologists work in the NHS, in general and psychiatric hospitals and GP surgeries. You could also work within private hospitals, independent practices, industry, education in schools and universities, and public and private corporate institutions.

You could be working in roles such as business manager, teaching assistant, early years practitioner, social therapist, counsellor, and market researcher in organisations including:

  • NHS East London
  • HMP Holloway
  • APPT, Northwood Day Nursery
  • Middlesex University
  • Serco
  • Mosaic Youth
  • IFF Research
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • Camden Council

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,000per year

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

University information

Middlesex University

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  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    102nd out of 118 24

    29th out of 79 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    100 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    117 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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