What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Our Psychology and Counselling degree will provide you with an excellent grounding in academic psychology and will introduce you to the world of therapeutic practice. The course is perfect for those who are interested in working with people experiencing difficult circumstances and is an ideal basis for further study to qualify as a counsellor. Completing this degree means you can apply directly to Masters or postgraduate counselling courses that lead to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registration. In doing so, you will shorten your route to a full professional status by at least a year. However, if you decide not to pursue the further training necessary to become a professional counsellor or psychotherapist, you will still develop key academic competences, such as self-understanding, communication and relationship skills that are vital to employment success.
Typical units include Year 1 (Core) • Core Counselling Skills • Foundations of Psychology • Perspectives in Psychology • Growing and Changing • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology Year 2 (Core) • Counselling Theory, Ethics and Personal Development • Understanding the Social World • Cognitive and Biological Determinants of Behaviour • Further Research Methods in Psychology Year 2 (Options) Illustrations of option modules include: • Voluntary Work Experience • Childhood: Contexts • Psychology of Crime Year 3 (Core) • Psychology Project • Personal and Professional Perspectives in Counselling • Typical and Atypical Development Year 3 (Options) • Illustrations of option modules could include: • Neuropsychological Disorders • Children and Pictures • Health Psychology • Behavioural Medicine • Psychological Interventions • Advanced Research Methods
Staffordshire University puts students at the heart of everything it does, boasting impressive learning and social facilities across its campuses. Two brand new student spaces have just opened - one a 24-hour facility where students can relax, study or meet with friends. Our demographic has a diverse mix of students of all ages; in 2012 an entire family graduated here on the same day.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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