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Psychology with Counselling Theory

University of West London

  • January, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This psychology with counselling theory course will help you to appreciate the processes that influence how people think, behave, feel and interact, and to examine the valuable role of counsellors. It places a strong focus on the complexities of substance misuse and addiction.

You will have the chance to gain insight and advice on careers in psychology and related areas from practising psychologists. In addition, you will undertake essential work experience. You will be able to apply your theoretical knowledge in real-world settings.

This psychology with counselling theory course will help you to appreciate the processes that influence how people think, behave, feel and interact, and to examine the valuable role of counsellors. It places a strong focus on the complexities of substance misuse and addiction. You will have the chance to gain insight and advice on careers in psychology and related areas from...

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Course Content

This course puts your psychology studies alongside the real-world counselling practices used to work with people in psychological distress. 

You will learn core BPS content, along with fresh and contemporary insight into the study of human behaviour.

Work experience is crucial to this course, and will give you the opportunity to apply what you are learning to real-life situations. Past students have completed work experience in a range of settings, including:

  • victim support schemes
  • drug support schemes
  • after school clubs
  • market research.

Many of our experienced teaching staff are involved in research on contemporary topics, which include:

  • addiction
  • alcohol and binge drinking
  • cyber-bullying
  • honour-based violence.

You will also have access to specialised equipment and software that will aid your learning. This includes:

  • experiment generator software such as SuperLab and EPrime
  • Biopacs
  • an eye-tracker
  • validated cognitive abilities test sets.

We pride ourselves on providing a highly supportive environment, so you will be assigned a personal tutor who will work with you during your psychology and counselling theory studies.

This course puts your psychology studies alongside the real-world counselling practices used to work with people in psychological distress.  You will learn core BPS content, along with fresh and contemporary insight into the study of human behaviour. Work experience is crucial to this course, and will give you the opportunity to apply what you are learning to real-life...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

West London Campus

Full Time, 3 years

January, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

112-120UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications

These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Level 5 (year 2) entry
To directly enter the second year of this course you need 120 credits at Level 4 of a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology course. We will review your application to check that the modules you have already studied are equivalent to the Level 4 modules on our BSc (Hons) Psychology course. Find out more about our processes for recognising prior learning.

Level 6 (year 3) entry
To directly enter the third year of this course you need 120 credits at level 4 and 120 at level 5 of a BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology course. We will review your application to check that the modules you have already studied are equivalent to the Level 4 and Level 5 modules on our BSc (Hons) Psychology course. 

112-120UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications These can include: A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit Access to HE Diploma You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
91%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
82% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
91% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
82% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
91% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
91% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
82% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
55% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
82% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
82% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
73% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
73% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
82% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
73% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
73% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
73% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
82% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
82% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
73% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
73% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
82% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
55% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
55% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
55% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
64% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate87%

  • Average Graduate Salary£19000

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