By choosing to study with us you will gain a degree accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), learn from leading experts in the field of psychology, and complete a career-enhancing placement. Perform scientific research into the mind – learning, communication, memory, thought and emotion – examining interplay between biological, environmental, social and cultural influences on human behaviour. Guided by the School of Psychology’s diverse teaching and research staff, you will develop critical thinking, leadership and innovation suited to any working role. You will work from the University of Wolverhampton’s Millennium City building, which will grant you access to psychology labs, simulated research environments and our unique cyberpsychology lab, where virtual reality- and eye tracking equipment will give your studies a tactile edge.
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling
Why choose this course?
What happens on the course?
The course is part of the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Education, Health, & Wellbeing. The School of Psychology is the professional home to over 50 teaching and research staff, bringing a broad range of interests and experience to benefit students learning on our portfolio of courses. Our School is recognised as one of the leading providers of Psychology education, using innovative teaching methods focusing on the application of scientific and theoretical principles to the study of people’s lives. Psychology staff are grouped into a variety of highly active research clusters through our Centre for Psychological Research, publishing in the latest academic journals and working to make a real-world impact on people’s lives.
Study scientific approaches to understanding the mind, motivation, and behaviour. Modules cover theories, principles, ethics, and application in the real-world. Areas of psychology cover include social, cognitive, health, clinical, & developmental psychologies, as well as the appropriate research methods.
At the start of your course we support your transition into university by introducing study skills, time management, library skills, independent learning skills, and the core areas of psychological knowledge.
This framework for study of the mind, emotion, motivation and behaviour will be underpinned by historical and scientific background knowledge, with early modules including core debates and key competencies in psychology, research methods and current issues in the field. Our curriculum provides transferable skills while setting the groundwork for later specialist knowledge.
Later in your course you will be able to choose a specialist area to research, learning from the experience of professionals in the field in the production of your research project. Final year modules cover psychology as applied to forensic, clinical, cyber, health, evolutionary psychology, developmental and intellectual disability contexts.
If you choose to study part-time, you complete your course over 6 years and have a range of flexible options for your route through the programme. With our blended learning online content, students are able to manage workloads in the context of other home or work commitments. A pre-study meeting with one of the programme team can help you plan your study route so you can ensure success in your personal circumstances.
Potential Career Paths
Everything you need to know about this course!
This course’s British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation allows eligibility for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership (GBC) upon graduation. With this, you may pursue chartered professions in psychology.
Lecturers are experienced in specialised forensic, counselling and clinical psychology fields and a multitude of additional contemporary areas, working in partnership with the nationally recognised Advance HE body to develop teaching and course content quality.
Courses focus on professionalism in service of your career trajectory, integrating placement opportunities in your curriculum for valued experience and learning. Counselling, clinical, educational, forensic and health research placements are offered under the supervision of qualified psychologists.
You will enter a diverse, active and supportive research community and help develop creative solutions to global issues. Student support factors massively into our approach, with expert personal tutors providing individual mentoring throughout your studies. Particular interest will be paid to your research projects, presenting the opportunity to make real-world changes on your own terms.
Our facilities operate at the cutting edge of research and practical application, consisting of computer labs, observation rooms, libraries and laboratories. These are equipped with the latest psychometric tools, state-of-the art hardware, specialist data collection and analysis programmes, and an extensive library of research texts.
You will gain knowledge and job-relevant skills as you explore areas such as social psychology, cognitive psychology, personality and individual differences, and developmental and biological psychology. The programme of study will help you to take your first steps along the road to a career focused on human behaviour, whether this is as a psychologist, a mental health practitioner within the healthcare sector, or within a related field such as teaching or business. Psychology graduates are also equipped to perform well in other career paths such as journalism, business management, research, policing, the media and politics.
To this end, a number of transferable skills are developed through teaching and assessment. Your writing will be scrutinised and continuously improved, drawing on critical thinking and communication skills, your ability to solve problems, the quality of your research and your aptitude for collaboration.
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# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study
96 UCAS points
- A Levels grades CCC
- BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma- grades MMM
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma - grades DD
- Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)
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- If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
- International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
- Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Education, Health and Wellbeing
Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
"During my time I felt all the staff genuinely wanted me to do well and were more than happy to invest their time and effort in achieving this. They were always extremely helpful and understanding, not to mention patient." Mel West
"Following graduation from an undergraduate Psychology degree, I acquired the position of trainee practitioner with the National Autistic Society. Currently I am in the process of applying for a postgraduate course in clinical psychology. Although competition is high, with my education and experience I am hopeful that I will secure a placement." Yukyee Chang
"There are many great aspects to studying at the University of Wolverhampton. For me it meant that I could live locally, using the free shuttle bus between the campuses. The on-site facilities were very good too, giving me easy access to computers, books, and journal articles." Kirsty Lee
“I can’t thank you all at the University enough for providing me with the healing that comes from gaining an education in a supportive environment. I continue to grow and hold my head high now!” Gail
“Being at Wolverhampton Uni has literally changed my life. It helped me to realise my intelligence, skills, gifts and talents. It helped me realise my potential and gain my identity. It has helped me understand my own mental health, have better reflection, and respect the world in a whole different way. I'm not here really to declare a sob story, but just share a little bit how you have changed my life through your care, compassion, and empathy as a department. I sincerely mean it from my heart. Thank you for always believing in me.” Fiona
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Changes for EU students:The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:
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If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.
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Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
Bursaries and Scholarships:
In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages
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