What you study
Students study the core areas of psychology across the four year programme:
- biological and evolutionary psychology
- cognitive psychology
- developmental psychology
- social psychology
- personality and individual differences
- research methods
- conceptual and historical issues in psychology
Students also take core Counselling modules in areas including:
- interpersonal skills
- therapeutic skills
- mental health perspectives
- counselling theories and interventions
- cognitive behavioural therapy
In addition, students can choose from a variety of Psychology option modules and University electives, broadening their knowledge and experience.
For more information on the course content, download the Programme information - BSc with Honours in Psychology and Counselling
How you learn and are assessed
Teaching is delivered through a variety of lectures, practical laboratory classes, tutorials and independent study. Counselling skills are developed through small group work and reflective practice.
Student assessments are mixed to test breadth of skills. Assessments include examinations and class tests, laboratory reports, reflective portfolios, essays, presentations (both oral and posters), research projects, and scientific articles and case studies.
Our students said:
"Wonderful lecturers; happy to provide support and interesting discussions. The modules are interesting and provide practical opportunities to engage and to reflect."
"I love the wide range of useful lectures, we cover so many different aspects."
"The course is a great way of becoming a more confident person and learning the fundamental aspects of counselling."