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Solent University (Southampton)

Psychology (Counselling and Mental Health)

UCAS Code: CC88

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh)

MMM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

DD

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits overall with 45 credits at merit level and 15 credits at pass level

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

HNC (BTEC)

P-D

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

HND (BTEC)

P-M

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MMM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

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

DD

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

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

MMM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

UCAS Tariff

96-112

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualification or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points. GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above. Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year and International Foundation Year. We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Counselling

Psychology

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 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.

Our existing psychology courses are all accredited by the British Psychological Society. We will be applying for accreditation on this brand new BSc (Hons) degree in due course.

Modules

Year one: CORE UNITS *Exploring Psychology *Psychology across the Lifespan *Methods and Analysis in Psychology *Psychology in the Real-World *Debates in Psychology *Applications of Psychology. Year two: CORE UNITS *Brain and Behaviour *The Social Individual *Psychological Research *Psychological Research in Action *Psychological wellbeing *Counselling: Application and Practice. Year three: CORE UNITS *Counselling Psychology Research Project *Developing Professional Practice in Counselling Psychology. OPTIONS *CBT & Mindfulness-based approaches *Behaviour Change for Health and Wellbeing *Advanced Analytical methods *Issues and Controversies in Psychology. For a complete list of units, please see the website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Sport, Health and Social Sciences School

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.

75%
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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

£16,618
low
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
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.

£16k

£16k

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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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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