University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Roehampton has an international reputation as a centre of therapeutic training attracting students from all over the world. ' 100% of our psychology research has an impact on societies around the world (Research Excellence Framework 2014) ' We are ranked best modern university in London (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' You will have the flexibility to change focus during year one (for example to Psychology or Psychology and Counselling).

Course Modules

Year 1: introduction to the arts and play therapies; introduction to counselling theory; practice of counselling skills; mind, body and brain (1); social and developmental psychology (1); research methods (1). Year 2: interpersonal neurobiology; the arts on the couch; theory in practice; models of counselling; reflective practice in counselling; personality psychology and abnormal behaviour. Year 3: attachment theory and self'regulation; qualitative research; volunteering experience and personal therapy; psychological assessment for counselling; managing the counselling process.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • BTEC National Award
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • Tariff 120
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 120
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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86% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 67%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 86%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 89%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 59
Studying 14
Studying and working 7
Unemployed 11
Unknown 8

25% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 48%

Total Coursework: 35%

Total Practical: 17%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation