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Abertay University

Psychology and Counselling

UCAS Code: C843

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

To include a literate subject

HNC (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 1 with HNC (BTEC) Health & Social Care

HND (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 1 with HND (BTEC) Health & Social Care

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

To include a literate subject at S5 or H4

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3

To include a literate subject

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

DMM

Health and Social Care

Scottish HNC

Pass

Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:- Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A Care & Administrative Practice - Graded Unit A Counselling - Graded Unit A Legal Services - Graded Unit A Police Studies - Graded Unit A Social Care - Graded Unit A Social Science - Graded Unit A Social Services - Graded Unit A Working with Communities - Graded Unit A

Scottish HND

Pass

Entry into Year 1 with an HND in one of the following:- Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A Counselling - Graded Unit A Legal Services - Graded Units AA Social Science - Graded Units AA

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

To include a literate subject

UCAS Tariff

104-114

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

84%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Clinical psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes (and the interrelation between the two). It is concerned with how we act and interact, both as individuals and in groups, and in exploring the thoughts and feelings that underlie our behaviour. Psychology at Abertay takes a scientific approach to understanding behaviour and thought. As a student on this course you will cover all of the major areas of psychology and supplement this with a strong specialism in the area of counselling. Counselling is concerned with the integration of psychological theory and research and therapeutic practice. Abertay has an international reputation for innovative and evidence based developments in counselling research, teaching and practice.

Modules

Core modules (subject to change over time) - Introductory Psychology 1; Introductory Psychology 2; Cognitive Psychology; Social Psychology; Biological Psychology and Personality & Individual Differences; Developmental Psychology; Research Methods; Introduction to Pluralistic Approaches to Mental Health; Introduction to Mental Health Work; Interpersonal Skills &Helping Conversations; Therapeutic Skills & Approaches; Counselling Theories & Interventions; Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Working with Different Client Groups and Critical Perspective in Mental Health. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Language & Education; Evolutionary Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology and Brain & Behaviour.

Assessment methods

Teaching is delivered through a variety of lectures, practical laboratory classes, tutorials and independent study. Counselling skills are developed through small group work and reflective practice. Student assessments are mixed to test breadth of skills. Assessments include examinations and class tests, laboratory reports, reflective portfolios, essays, presentations (both oral and posters), research projects, and scientific articles and case studies.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abertay Campus

Department:

School of Social and Health Sciences

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.

85%
high
Clinical 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.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

98%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

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.

Psychology

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Clinical 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.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£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.

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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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