Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

72 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

C84F

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

If you have a passion for helping others and want to embark on a career in people-focused professions, then this counselling and psychotherapy course offers you an excellent starting point.

The world of counselling and psychotherapy is constantly changing and this course has been specifically designed to reflect the demands of life and work in the 21st century. Drawing on our strong engagement with the professional bodies, it aims to meet the growing need for effective, skilled and forward-thinking counsellors and psychotherapists.

Now is the ideal time to embark on a career in this important field, with new opportunities constantly emerging. The issue of mental health is rising on the political agenda and high-profile campaigns are seeking to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health problems.

On completion of the Foundation Year you will then commence study on the full BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices degree.

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What you will study

You’ll study modules such as:

• Work Based Learning
• Working in Health & Social Care
• Anti-Discriminatory Practice
• Fundamental of Public Health and Study Skills.
• Communication Skills.

The following modules in stages one, two and three are for the full BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices course which you will enter after completing your Foundation Year.

  • History of Psychological Therapies
  • Human Engagement and Connections: Understanding Self in Relation to Other 1
  • Health and Social Care Settings, Contexts and Frameworks
  • Psychology in the Modern World
  • Developing Counselling Skills and Personal and Professional Development
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychotherapeutic Approaches and Professional Development Planning (PDP) - including a mandatory placement visit
  • Human Engagement and Connections: Understanding Self in Relation to Other 2
  • Meta-Awareness and the Unconscious
  • Qualitative Methods: The Individual in Society
  • Psychopathology: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Issues
  • Dissertation and Professional Development Planning
  • Core Issues, Diversity and Debates
  • Counselling Skills
  • Negotiated Module
  • Coaching Skills
  • Counselling Children and Young People
  • Compassion Focused Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

How you will learn

From day one you’ll get all the benefits of being a University of Derby student, plus extra support to help you build your knowledge, skills and confidence.

Our teaching team has extensive experience of counselling and psychotherapy, along with wide-ranging professional networks. They include:

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points72
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEN/A
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

N/A

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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Careers

With careers advice an integral part of your studies, this course equips you to compete effectively in the graduate careers market. After graduation from the full BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices degree you’ll have a wide range of options and could progress to roles within health and social care, counselling, psychotherapy and psychology.

If you would like to take your qualifications to the next level and become a professional counsellor and/or psychotherapist, we offer a full range of postgraduate programmes including accredited MSc courses in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

These could pave the way to rewarding counselling and psychotherapy positions within the NHS, schools, colleges and universities, and any organisations which employ therapists as part of their occupational health portfolio. Some of the students who complete our postgraduate programmes also go on to develop their own private practice or advance to research degrees.

However, the transferable skills you gain on the BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices also mean that you could pursue careers in a wide variety of other professions where excellent people skills and emotional intelligence are valued, including nursing, social work, education, coaching, mental health, human resource management and marketing.

Ongoing careers support

Our Careers and Employment Service will provide you with help, guidance and support from day one of your course – and for up to three years after you’ve completed your studies.

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: Dr Bill Naylor (Programme leader) b.naylor@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 591119
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generalmarketing@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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