University of West London

Course Introduction

Are you fascinated by people's behaviour, or want to know what makes people tick? 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.

Course Modules

Year 1 (foundation year): Academic writing; skills for health and human sciences (ICT); skills for health and human sciences (numeracy); contemporary psycho; social issues; researching and presenting; physiological approaches; personal and professional development for psychology. Year 2: Learning and cognition; social and developmental psychology; research methods in psychology 1 and 2; work of psychologists; history and context of psychology. Year 3 : Developmental psychology; social psychology; cognitive psychology; brain and behaviour; individual differences; further research methods. Year 4: Compulsory modules: experiential learning; dissertation: an independent research project; 4 optional modules: theories of counselling psychology; health psychology; psychology of crime; psychology of mental health; introduction to cognitive neuropsychology; stereotyping and prejudice; violent relationships; philosophy of psychology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) £9,350  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Tariff 72
  • 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