University of West London

Course Introduction

This intriguing course will provide you with a full grounding in psychology with a focus on the specialist area of counselling. This professionally'focused course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society since 1986. You will also gain valuable professional experience during a work'based module, enhancing your career prospects after graduation.

Course Modules

Level 4: Learning and cognition; history and context of psychology; social and developmental psychology; work of psychologists; research methods in psychology (1); research methods in psychology (2). Level 5: Developmental psychology; social psychology; cognitive psychology; individual differences; brain and behaviour; further research methods in psychology. Level 6: Compulsory modules: theories of counselling psychology; psychology of mental health; experiential learning 'related to mental health or counselling theory; dissertation; optional modules, choose 2 from: health psychology; psychology of crime; psychology of language; introduction to cognitive neuropsychology; stereotyping and prejudice; violent relationships; philosophy of psychology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,350  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 7 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons) £6,650  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 7 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons) £5,650  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Tariff 112-120
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma