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Buckinghamshire New University

Counselling Psychology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: CPSF

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Secondary education

This course is offered as a four year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

Where the Foundation Year is taught at University Campus Aylesbury Vale all subsequent years will be taught at High Wycombe Campus (https://bucks.ac.uk/high-wycombe-campus)

Our BSc (Hons) in Counselling Psychology will be of interest to you if you’re considering a counselling career but wish to keep your options open. The range of modules to choose from, together with support from our specialist staff, will help give you the flexibility you need to choose the right career path for you.

This programme will give you a firm foundation if you wish to practice Clinical Psychology, pursue a counselling career or any area of psychology. The optional modules in your final year will allow you to gain the specialist skills and knowledge in a subject that fits the counselling environment you may be focused on, such as prisons, businesses or education.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor with a counselling background and will benefit from the strong expertise and renowned reputation of the Psychology Department. You will also learn from our in-house experts who teach on our MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and MSc Applied Positive Psychology. This all helps to build up your skillset and boost your career prospects.

On successful completion of our BSc (Hons) in Counselling Psychology, you will have a range of career options open to you. You may also choose to progress onto one of our postgraduate programmes, including MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and MSc in Applied Positive Psychology.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Uxbridge Campus

Buckinghamshire New University

Aylesbury Campus

Department:

School of Human and Social Sciences

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
45%
2:1 or above
2%
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