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Middlesex University

Psychology with Counselling Skills

UCAS Code: C8B9

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15,P:30

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (15 distinction or higher)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

UCAS Tariff

120
88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Counselling

Psychology

OverviewPsychology professionals with an expert understanding of mental health conditions are in demand across the social services. Our degree offers unrivalled facilities and tutor support for those who aspire to support the psychological well-being of society's most vulnerable.Why study BSc Psychology with Counselling Skills at Middlesex University?Our specialist degree integrates psychological theory and research with therapeutic practice. It is an ideal stepping stone towards careers within counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology and health psychology. Alongside gaining a broad education in psychology, you will take specialist counselling skills options and will also study research, theory and methods within mental health practice.You will be taught in our unrivalled teaching facilities at our award-winning Hatchcroft Building which includes psycho-physiology, social observation, virtual reality and auditory cognition laboratories. You will also have access to computer labs, a psycho-physiology lab, a social observation lab, a virtual reality lab, an auditory cognition lab and 12 testing cubicles.Course highlightsWe offer a year-long, paid work-placement option between year's two and three, related to counselling, clinical, education, health, or forensic psychology and you will be exempt from paying tuition feesOur degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society; you gain the highest level of industry-standard trainingUpon successful graduation you can apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership to the British Psychology Society, a crucial step for those to pursue psychology postgraduate studyAlthough this degree does not qualify you as a counsellor, it is the perfect platform for postgraduate training in counselling or clinical psychologyAs a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1:
Foundation Counselling Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory
Foundation Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory
Psychological Data Analysis (30 credits) - Compulsory
Research Methods and Design in Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2:
Applied Psychology and Research Methods Ethics (30 credits) - Compulsory
Counselling and Psychological Therapies (30 credits) - Compulsory
Developmental Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory
Social Psychology and Individual Differences (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 3:
Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory
Coaching and Positive Psychology (30 credits) - Optional
Health, Exercise Sport Psychology (30 credits) - Optional
Lifespan Development (30 credits) - Optional
Mental Health, Well Being and Consciousness (30 credits) - Optional
Professional Practice (30 credits) - Optional
Psychoanalysis in Context (30 credits) - Optional
The Self and Human Nature (30 credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Psychology

TEF rating:

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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.

80%
med
Counselling
74%
low
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
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

81%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

79%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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
92%
low
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
7%
Health 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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Teaching and educational professionals
20%
Health professionals
14%
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.

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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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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?

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