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Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


56 UCAS points including grade C in one subject

56 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 56 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL5 in one subject.

56 UCAS points including grade C in one subject

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

MM

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

MPP

56 UCAS points including grade C in one subject

56 UCAS points including grade C in one subject

UCAS Tariff

56

including grade C in one subject

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Psychology

Counselling

**Course overview**
- Recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS), our Psychology Foundation Entry degree is your first step towards a career as a professional psychologist.

- You’ll gain an understanding of human behaviour, capabilities and characteristics as well as developing communication, presentation and time management skills.

- It’s the start of a flexible four-year degree where you can go on to specialise in areas of psychology that include forensic, health and neuropsychology. Or combine psychology with law, criminology, education, and psychotherapy and counselling.

- Our academic staff are experts in their own field. Their research informs their teaching and ensures your learning is at the very cutting-edge.

**Why study with us**
- You’ll be introduced to psychology, and the scientific and empirical aspects of it, and understand how these are applied in real world situations.

- By the end of your first year you’ll have understood and learned about the major areas of psychology and the main methodologies.

- We continuously engage with employers to make sure our curriculum gives you the skills and knowledge the industry needs.

Modules

Year 1: Academic Writing and Studying in Health and Social Care, Learning development and using information communication technology to present information, Developing skills for delivering health & social care (1), Developing professional skills for delivering health and social care (2), Measuring Health and Wellbeing, Foundations in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease.

Year 2 Compulsory Modules: Methods and Practice of Psychological Inquiry, Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition, Introduction to Counselling and Counselling Skills, Key Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Introduction to CBT.

Year 3 Compulsory Modules: Psychological Research 1: Design and Quantitative Analysis, Psychological Research 2 Qualitative Methods, Social and Developmental Psychology, Cognitive and Physiological Psychology, Individual Differences, Group Dynamics: Social Psychology in Action, Intermediate Counselling Skills in Practice, CBT: Skills & Applications.

Year 4 Compulsory Modules: Psychology Project, Integration and Contemporary Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Personal Development, Psychology of Health Promotion, Application of Clinical Psychology Practice, Clinical Research, Service Delivery.

Assessment methods

Assessment within modules involves one or more of the following:
Examinations: Multiple choice questions (MCQ) only; mixed MCQ and unseen essay-type questions; unseen essay-type questions only; mixed seen and unseen essay-type questions.
Coursework: Reports of empirical investigations (‘laboratory’ exercises and final year projects); essays; IT and study skills exercises; statistical exercises; presentations.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Burnley Campus

Department:

School of Psychology and Computer Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Psychology
61%
low
Counselling

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
52%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
30%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Caring personal services
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Natural and social science professionals

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
12%
Caring personal services
9%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£20k

£20k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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