We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

Manchester Metropolitan University

Psychology with Counselling and Psychotherapy

UCAS Code: P358

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Excluding General Studies. Would prefer at least one 'academic' subject from 3 A-levels.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 120 UCAs Tariff Points. Acceptable subjects are Psychology, Social Sciences, Biology/Human Sciences and Health Profession

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Grade 5 standard or Grade 4 Higher in English Language and Mathematics.

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

DDM

Applied Science or Health Professions preferable

UCAS Tariff

120
84%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Counselling

Psychology

A 60-year-old woman struggling to deal with the sudden death of her mother. A teenager experiencing depression. A 26-year-old man with lived experience of domestic violence as a child.

Psychology is the science of the human mind and behaviour. How we think, behave and interact with the world around us.

Distressing experiences and emotional trauma can be devastating. It can affect every aspect of our lives, from our relationships with our families to our ability to cope at work.

And that’s where a counsellor or psychotherapist can help.

On this three-year course, some of the topics you might study include categories of illness and labels (such as anxiety or depression), how to work with people with different psychological difficulties such as eating disorders and chronic pain and the ethics of working therapeutically in mental health.

You’ll also explore topics from the influence of family, gender and culture on our development to memory recall and language, as well as how to analyse statistics in our computer labs.

Some of the therapeutic skills you’ll normally learn are acceptance, empathic listening, questioning techniques, how to develop practitioner resilience as well as how to observe a patient or client, how to use digital media to record, and how to give appropriate feedback. You’ll mostly learn through role play activities in pairs and small groups.

**Features and benefits**

**- Accredited course-** Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

**- Specialised study-** You’ll explore the therapeutic aspects of psychology, helping to prepare you to begin a career in Counselling or Clinical Psychology, counselling and psychotherapy or related psychotherapeutic professions.

**- Outstanding facilities-** You’ll have access to our specialist facilities for psychology demonstration and practice, which includes an fNIRS imaging research device, 12 experimental testing laboratories and six psychology laboratories.

**- Teaching expertise-** Our teaching staff includes practicing researchers, Counselling and Clinical Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists and community psychologists.

**- Study abroad-** You’ll have the option to choose our four year Study Abroad route. Completing your third academic year at one of our partner institutions in Europe, America, or Australia.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Psychology

TEF rating:

Calculate your living costs

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university, with our student budget calculator.

See your living costs

Study in Manchester

Explore the local area, what there is to do for fun, living costs and other university options here.

Explore Manchester
Read full university profile

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.

75%
med
Counselling
79%
med
Psychology

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.

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
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

91%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
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
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
12%
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.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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
94%
low
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Therapy professionals
9%
Health associate professionals
4%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

Psychology (non-specific)

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.

£16,354
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Caring personal services
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

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.

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.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here