Course Overview

Attendance
Duration 3 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

The Psychology and Counselling BSc Honours will provide you with a broad contemporary education in Psychology and Counselling within a vibrant global learning environment situated in the heart of London. What you will study has been designed to meet the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society. This aspect will prepare you for postgraduate training on the path to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

In addition to Psychology, you will study counselling and psychotherapeutic theories and approaches, along with practical skills, for example active listening, clarification and effective questioning skills. The course has also been designed to offer you the opportunity to follow your own interests through an attractive range of option modules. A distinctive feature of the option modules we offer is that the majority are focused on professional practice. This will provide you not only with a chance to specialise, but also with a better understanding of potential career paths available to you as a graduate psychologist.

Importantly, we do not assume that all our graduates will wish to become a Chartered Psychologist. For this reason, the Psychology and Counselling BSc Honours has also been designed to help you to think creatively and critically, developing the problem-solving skills that will enable you to apply psychology and counselling to address a wide range of personal, professional and societal needs. The degree is designed to equip you with the graduate attributes that are highly sought by employers. The Psychology and Counselling graduates from the University of Westminster have a rich blend of attributes: they are numerate and effective communicators, enterprising in outlook, and engaged global citizens equipped to help shape a better future for all.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • Biological psychology 
  • Cognitive psychology 
  • Developmental psychology 
  • Individual differences
  • Introduction to psychological research methods 
  • Social psychology

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Data analysis for psychology 
  • Humanistic and existential approaches 
  • Professional issues and contexts in counselling & psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic/depth and cognitive approaches
  • Reflective practice in counselling psychology
  • Volunteering and employability in a psychological setting 

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Clinical psychology 
  • Cognitive disorders 
  • Critical perspectives in counselling and psychotherapy 
  • Forensic psychology 
  • Health psychology 
  • Mindfulness in psychotherapeutic practice 
  • Project in psychology 
  • Sex and relationships in psychotherapeutic practice

Credit Level 6

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

  • A levels – BBB
  • International Baccalaureate – 32 points (minimum)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

Plus at least three GCSE passes which must include minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in English and Maths.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate –  32 points (minimum)

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Pre-sessional English programmes

Need to improve your English before starting your course? We offer summer pre-sessional English programmes to help develop your English language skills.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English programmes.

Careers

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London is home to the Faculty of Science and Technology. With first-class facilities, the campus houses subject areas ranging from biosciences to electronic engineering. For more details, visit our Cavendish Campus page.

Contact us

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+44 (0)20 7915 5511

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