Fascinated by psychology? Hoping to pursue a career in counselling after graduation? This specialist degree can help you to develop a strong grounding in psychology (the scientific study of mind and behaviour) while at the same time building the foundation of knowledge required to pursue high-level study in the areas of counselling, mental health support and mental wellbeing.
This course course is accredited by The British Psychological Society. The curriculum explores the scientific methods used to assess, understand and address various psychological issues – such as depression, psychosis and post-traumatic stress disorder – and the risk factors related to the development of psychopathological disorders.
Students build an understanding of counselling and psychotherapy theories, examining the latest advancements and techniques, and exploring the role of empathy, compassion and mindfulness in counselling.
As well as studying the core principles of the application of psychology within the context of counselling and mental health, students are able to specialise in their final year in fields such as behaviour change, applied psychopathology, CBT and mindfulness-based approaches, and psychology and technology.
What does this course lead to?
Recent graduates have gone on to postgraduate study and a range of roles, including mental health support worker; psychological wellbeing practitioner; assistant psychologist; therapeutic practitioner; research assistant; learning support worker; probation service officer; social work; and NHS information analyst.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideally suited to those who wish to pursue a career in clinical or counselling psychology, mental health support or psychological wellbeing.