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University of Derby

Counselling and Psychotherepy Principles and Practices (Joint Honours)

UCAS Code: J3CP

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Counselling

A Joint Honours degree adds variety and interest to your studies. Studying Counselling and Psychotherepy Principles and Practices Joint Honours helps you to keep your career options open and marks you out as a versatile graduate with a broad portfolio of skills. You can combine Counselling and Psychotherepy Principles and Practices Joint Honours with a wide range of subjects at Derby – the full list can be found in the subject options below . Please ensure you add the second subject you wish to combine with Counselling and Psychotherepy Principles and Practices in the further details section when adding your choice in apply.

**Build an impressive portfolio of skills and keep your career options open by choosing to study Counselling and Psychotherapy with another subject as part of our Joint Honours scheme.**

- Prepare for a wide variety of careers in people-focused occupations in fields such as health, social care, education and business

- Gain a solid platform for further postgraduate study so that you can qualify to practise as a professional counsellor or psychotherapist

- Build a broad and detailed knowledge of latest theories and their applications within contemporary counselling and psychotherapy

- Gain essential practical experience whilst on placement

- Learn from a team who are specialists in their therapeutic fields and whose research is shaping the future of the counselling profession

- Enrich your learning by drawing on our strong partnerships with employers and professional bodies.

- You could also consider studying Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices as a single honours subject.

Skills in counselling and psychotherapy are invaluable in many walks of life. And, by combining two subjects you feel passionate about, your degree can open doors to an even wider range of career opportunities.

**Explore latest therapies and thinking**

This course represents an excellent introduction to counselling and psychotherapy. It will develop you academically, professionally and personally, equipping you with essential life skills alongside a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge.

You’ll become familiar with a number of different psychological therapies that can be applied in a wide variety of contexts and situations. We focus on both interpersonal and intrapersonal development, with an emphasis on nurturing your skills as a reflective practitioner.

The skills you gain will stand you in good stead for careers within fields such as health, social care, education and human resource management.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Joint Honours

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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.

74%
low
Counselling

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Counselling

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

83%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
30%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


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Counselling

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

60%
Therapy professionals
15%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
6%
Childcare and related personal services

What about your long term prospects?

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

Counselling

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

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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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