What will I learn?

If your passion is for helping others, this course leads to rewarding careers in counselling and other people-focused professions. You’ll have a chance to practise skills in real-life work settings.

Course description

  • Build a broad and detailed knowledge of latest theories and their applications within contemporary counselling and psychotherapy
  • Prepare for a wide variety of careers in people-focused occupations in fields such as health, social care, education and business
  • Gain a solid platform for further postgraduate study so that you can qualify to practise as a professional counsellor or psychotherapist
  • Gain essential practical experience whilst on placement
  • Learn from a team who are specialists in their therapeutic fields and whose research is shaping the future of the counselling profession
  • Enrich your learning by drawing on our strong partnerships with employers and professional bodies.

Our BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices will build your personal and professional skills so that you are fully equipped for career success.

Careers

With careers advice an integral part of your studies, this course equips you to compete effectively in the graduate careers market. After graduation 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.

Which department am I in?

Therapeutic Practice

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,045.00 (US$ 19,331) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Kedleston Road,

Derby,

DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

At least a grade C in either Science or Social Science A Level (or equivalent qualification)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Derby offers below pathways course for this subject
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About University of Derby

As an ambitious and modern university, Derby offers high-quality, real-world learning experience to students.

  • Number one UK Modern University for multicultural learning
  • Gold rated by Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Top 10 for Postgraduate Student Experience*
  • Top 10 for international student learning experience*