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Ulster University

Therapeutic Communication and Counselling Studies

UCAS Code: P9B4

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Applicants can satisfy the requirement for an A-Level Grade C by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.

Pass Access Course (120 credits) with an overall mark of 65%.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Profile to include CGSE English Language grade C or above (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24-25

To include a minimum 12 at higher level.

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

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4-H3,H3,H3,H3,H4


English Grade H6 (Higher Level) or above, or Grade O4 (Ordinary Level) or above, if not sitting at Higher Level, is required.

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

DMM

To include a minimum of 7 distinctions if the asking grades are set at BCC equivalent, or a minimum of 8 distinctions if they are set at BBC equivalent.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,D,D-C,C,D

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C-B,B,C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

104-117

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

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Counselling

Important notice – campus change
This course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course.

This is an innovative course which has been designed to meet the needs of students who wish to undertake the study of communication with a specific focus on its application within therapeutic and helping contexts.

This creative programme is for people who are interested in:

Learning more about themselves and other people
Developing their understanding of the areas of human growth and development; personal development; mental health and well-being
Studying how we communicate as individuals and as groups
Developing relationship building skills
Gaining an understanding the complex nature of counselling as a professional activity and the contexts in which it occurs
Acquiring a knowledge of therapeutic orientations and the philosophies and ethics which underpin them
Gaining knowledge of the skills practised within counselling
Developing their ability to undertake research projects
Visit the School of Communication homepage: http://www.socsci.ulster.ac.uk./comms/

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£14,060
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Jordanstown

Department:

Jordanstown Campus

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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%
med
Media and communication studies
56%
low
Counselling

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.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

80%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

51%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

76%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
26%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

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.

Media studies

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.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

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.

£21,690
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Health professionals
23%
Therapy professionals
9%
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.

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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.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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