University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

Summary

This programme provides professional training that leads to eligibility for registration as a counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

This programme is at the leading edge of international developments in counselling psychology practice, research and theory; and brings together contemporary understandings from person-centred psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural models of therapy. There is a strong emphasis on your identity and employability as a practitioner psychologist, including skills in assessment and formulation, leadership, service evaluation, psychological testing, qualitative and quantitative research methods. The programme attracts a diverse group of trainees who have gained relevant experience in fields such as counselling and psychotherapy, research and academia, and the NHS, and who are passionate about becoming counselling psychologists.

The course is based on a pluralistic relational philosophy that values diversity, and promotes individual empowerment and social change. This means that we respect and value a wide range of approaches to psychological intervention and research, view relationships as central to wellbeing, and seek to enable trainees to make a positive difference both at an individual and social level through their clinical and research work.

Career options

As an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist you will be qualified to work in a range of settings, including the NHS, the voluntary sector and private practice. As well as providing psychotherapeutic interventions, your work may include providing clinical supervision, service management, teaching, research and consultancy.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £8,545 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £8,545 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £13,926 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £4,273 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £4,273 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £4,273 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent at undergraduate level. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered if there is evidence of subsequent higher academic achievement, such as having a relevant master?s or doctorate (e.g. in psychology, social sciences or mental health). You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.
  • International entry requirements: A minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent at undergraduate level. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered if there is evidence of subsequent higher academic achievement, such as having a relevant master?s or doctorate (e.g. in psychology, social sciences or mental health). You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7 with no element below 6.5 for applicants for whom English is not their first language. Pearson Test of English: 67 overall with no less than 61 in any band
  • IELTS score: 7