Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

It's a multidisciplinary degree that's ideal if you're interested in counselling and psychotherapy practices but also want to study the social and cultural contexts of their production. This degree has been designed to meet the learning needs and aspirations of, broadly speaking, two kinds of students. Some students will want to undertake a degree focusing on counselling and psychotherapy practices and also the social and cultural contexts of their production in late modernity; while others, at a later stage of their educational careers, may want to undertake formal clinical training as counsellors and/or psychotherapists. The programme has several aims: to promote your knowledge and understanding of contemporary therapeutic cultures, principally in the UK, to inform this knowledge of clinical practices, culture and discourse by use of the kinds of enquiry made possible by sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, to provide a multidisciplinary focus of study, to develop 'soft skills' such as imagination, creativity, risk'taking, and a willingness to challenge orthodoxy. You'll be taught by a highly experienced team of academics, therapists and counsellors. You'll develop your understanding of counselling and therapy practices, and their social and cultural contexts. We place great importance on your unique life experiences and personal qualities, and encourage you to continuously question your values in relation to what you are learning. We'll encourage you to develop your imagination, creativity and risk'taking ability, and will promote the importance of challenging orthodoxy. We're committed to widening participation and life'long learning, and our diverse mix of students helps create an inventive and stimulating environment.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,100 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB-ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBC-ABC
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 7%

Total Coursework: 80%

Total Practical: 13%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation