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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Psychotherapy and Counselling

UCAS Code: PSC1

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades

UCAS Tariff

96

Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapists and counsellors offer a range of services, typically involving talking therapy, that address the mental health and wellbeing of the general public in a variety of settings. This course aims to prepare you for careers in psychotherapy and counselling, but also the many careers where excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• This course develops the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work competently and ethically in a variety of settings.
• Strong practical focus based on the practical nature of the profession, which is underpinned by academic knowledge. You will practise core skills from the start of the course.
• Group sizes are small and intimate, allowing strong relationships to be built between class mates and their teaching team, as well as allowing teaching and feedback to be personalised to the needs, academic goals and career aspirations of students.

**What might I become?**
You could progress to roles within health and social care, education, or counselling and psychotherapy contexts. You will be in an excellent position to pursue a career in psychotherapy and counselling, which may involve completing a postgraduate degree or additional supervised practice. Psychotherapists and counsellors work in private practice and in a diverse range of organisations such as schools and charities. In addition, your skills will be valuable in a wide range of roles that involve working with or looking after people, such as team leading, human resources, teaching, or caring roles.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Psychotherapy and Counselling at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

B**ook on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Ranked in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published 23 Sept 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates.

Modules

Shane - First year, Psychotherapy and Counselling;
“We’re learning how to work with different types of people and doing a lot of self-reflection to help us to interact with others on a deeper level. In our first year the content gives us an overview of counselling and how it fits into society and in second year we’ll look more at the specific schools of thought. In the third year we’ll be looking at agency settings, private practice and we have a business module to learn how to set up our own practice.”

1st Year
Engaging with learning
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychotherapy and Counselling
Skills in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Introduction to Mental Health and Wellbeing

2nd Year
Research Methods in Social Sciences
Engaging with Employability (Placement)
Working Ethically in a Mental Health Context
Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

3rd Year
Empirical project
Comprehensive Training: Theory Behind Practice
Psychotherapy and Counselling in Organisational Settings
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Community Psychology

Assessment methods

You will be assessed using a combination of coursework, group work, presentations, practical sessions, and exams.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

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

94%
UK students
6%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Health associate professionals

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