BSc Psychology and Counselling

This exciting course combines core psychology with counselling skills and practice to give you a huge range of career options, from clinical psychology to counselling and psychotherapy.

You will discover how the mind works and its impact on behaviour, while developing practical counselling skills and an understanding of how different therapeutic approaches can have a positive impact on people’s lives.

Course details

A specialised degree which will allow you to pursue a career in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, psychotherapy and health.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

This integration of the scientific understanding of the mind combined with an in-depth knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy will give you a unique, expert ability to apply psychology to the real world.

When you graduate, you’ll be in an excellent position to pursue postgraduate training that leads to careers in Clinical Psychology or counselling and psychotherapy, or you can use the skills and expertise you’ve gained to succeed in a wide range of professions.

In joining Psychology at Roehampton, you will also have the opportunity to become a Mental Health England First-Aider, or train and develop skills in mental health first aid, further expanding your professional development.

This course has the option of a one-year paid work placement to boost your employability even further.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience.

Specific entry requirements:

GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade C


As this programme combines core psychology with counselling, it is unique in giving you the opportunity to pursue multiple career paths depending on your ambitions after graduation.

Becoming a psychologist or psychotherapist

Many of our graduates want to continue on to become practicing psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.

To become a Chartered Psychologist, you need to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) by completing a BPS accredited degree. You then go onto further training in the area of psychology that you want to work in, such as Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Educational Psychology. This programme will provide you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for jobs, such as working as an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS, that give you the necessary experience to further your career, and take the next step towards becoming a Chartered Clinical/Counselling Psychologist.


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

Compulsory modules

  • Psychology of Resilience and Success
  • Introduction to Psychological Research
  • The Evolution of Psychology
  • Understanding Human Behaviour
  • Counselling Skills
  • Humanistic Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy

Compulsory modules

  • Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Psychological Research: Design, Analysis and Impact
  • Understanding the Individual and Society
  • Development and Transition Across the Lifespan
  • Understanding Psychological Distress
  • Behavioural Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy

Compulsory modules

  • Independent Research Project
  • Psychological Assessment and Formulation
  • Evaluating Interventions
  • Working in Professional Contexts
  • Voluntary Experience