• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2021

Course Overview

Our BSc (Hons) in Counselling Psychology will be of interest to you if you’re considering a counselling career but wish to keep your options open. The range of modules to choose from, together with support from our specialist staff, will help give you the flexibility you need to choose the right career path for you.

This programme will give you a firm foundation if you wish to practice Clinical Psychology, pursue a counselling career or any area of psychology. The optional modules in your final year will allow you to gain the specialist skills and knowledge in a subject that fits the counselling environment you may be focused on, such as prisons, businesses or education.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor with a counselling background and will benefit from the strong expertise and renowned reputation of the Psychology Department. You will also learn from our in-house experts who teach on our MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and MSc Applied Positive Psychology. This all helps to build up your skillset and boost your career prospects.

On successful completion of our BSc (Hons) in Counselling Psychology, you will have a range of career options open to you. You may also choose to progress onto one of our postgraduate programmes, including MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and MSc in Applied Positive Psychology.

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More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details


What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 96-120 points and GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Year One Modules

  • Intro to Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Intro to Biological Psychology and Cognitive Psychology
  • Intro to Personality and Applying Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Intro to Cross Disciplinary Psychology
  • Intro to Counselling Psychology
  • Approaches in Therapeutic Traditions

Year Two Modules

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
  • Cognitive Processes in Psychology
  • Counselling Skills and the Therapeutic Process
  • Counselling Territories: Clients and Environment

Year Three Modules

  • Investigative and Forensic Psychology (optional)
  • Empirical Dissertation
  • Business and Organisational Psychology (optional)
  • Professional Practice Issues in Counselling Psychology
  • Principles of Psychopathology
  • Evolutionary Psychology (optional)
  • Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
  • Exceptional Human Experience (optional)
  • Educational Psychology (optional)
  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Issues in Personality and Individual Differences


How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

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What are my career prospects

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of this course you will have a range of career options open to you. You may also choose to progress onto one of our postgraduate programmes.

During your time with Bucks New University, we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become employable .Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise.

The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.

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