Psychology and Counselling

Discover your passion and prepare for a rewarding career

Psychology and Counselling

Discover your passion and prepare for a rewarding career

Top 15

University for Psychology

Guardian League Tables 2022


for student satisfaction in Psychology in the UK

Complete University Guide 2023


student satisfaction for Counselling

National Student Survey 2022

Join us at our upcoming Applicant Days

Our 2023 Applicant Day dates:

10:00 - 14:00 Saturday 11 February

12:30 - 16:30 Wednesday 15 February

12:30 - 16:30 Wednesday 8 March

10:00 - 14:00 Saturday 25 March

Grow your academic knowledge and develop practical skills

Psychology and Counselling Courses

Get ready to make a difference after you graduate

Play a pivotal role in peoples lives by learning about people, behaviours, personalities and decision making processes

Select a learning level
  • All
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Foundation degree

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology course allows you to explore why we act the way we do, how we interact with other people, and the emotional significance we attach to these interactions.
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BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling

Prepare to become a qualified counsellor and graduate with 300 hours of work experience over four years of study on this British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited course. 
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Certificate in Counselling Skills

Take your first step to become a qualified counsellor as you develop your counselling understanding and skills on this Certificate of Counselling Skills course.
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BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Psychology

Discover why people commit crimes and how to determine steps for rehabilitation as you prepare to work in the prison service, rehabilitation units, a hospital or with social services.
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BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology

Prepare to become a counselling psychologist and support people with a range of mental health issues on this BPS accredited course.

MSc Health Psychology

Investigate psychology and complete your Stage Two training to prepare to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist: Health Psychologist.
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BSc (Hons) Educational Psychology 

Learn to support children and young people experiencing problems in education and start your journey to become a BPS Educational Psychologist.
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Bridging Course

This is a 12-week course that provides a foundation in the knowledge and skills you will need to access higher education.
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MSci Advanced Applied Psychology 

Use University facilities including research laboratories and neuroimaging equipment as you explore all areas of psychology on this integrated MSci degree.
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BSc (Hons) Psychology with Integrated Foundation Year

Explore all areas of psychology and use facilities including research laboratories and neuroimaging equipment on this British Psychology Society accredited degree with an integrated foundation year.
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BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology with Integrated Foundation Year

Start your studies with a foundation year and prepare to become a counselling psychologist and support people with a range of mental health issues on this BPS accredited course.


in the UK for student satisfaction in Psychology

National Student Survey 2021


in the UK for our amazing student support – out of 131 institutions

WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019

Top 25

UK University

Guardian University Guide 2022

Excellent levels of support

Learn from lecturers who know you by name 

Our dedication to smaller classes allows our expert teaching staff to really get to know and how best to help thrive.

Our experienced staff are invested in your personal and academic development and provide excellent levels of 1-1 support throughout your studies.

Lecturers React to Thank You Letters
Listen to Libby’s letter to Dr Moitree Banerjee, Reader in Clinical Psychology and Head of Psychology Programmes and as she thanks him for all the support she's received throughout her degree.

Use industry standard facilities

Graduate with practical experience and use equipment that is used in industry

Depending on your course you will have access to facilities including:

  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation - to measure brain activity.
  • NIRScout - a cutting edge 3D scalable neuroimaging platform with a dedicated ultra-high-density near-infrared spectroscopy system which measures changes in the cerebral cortex
  • aLIAS - an affective immersive emotional Virtual Reality stimuli package which allows researchers to create ‘different worlds’
  • Psychophysiological Equipment - heart rate, cortical processes, muscle activation
  • Eye tracking equipment - shifts in visual attention, attentional retraining
  • Interview and Observation Suite
  • Specialist advanced research software: Biopac, Qualtrics, Noldus Observer XT, E-prime, Superlab, Nvivo and Inquisit
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Accredited degrees

Recognised by professional bodies

We offer Counselling and Psychology degrees with accreditation by the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Learn from experienced lecturers

Be taught by staff with real world experience

Professor of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience; Co-Director - Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences

Antonina plays a pivotal role in leading and developing a successful multi-disciplinary Institute.

Senior Lecturer in BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling

Jo has an MA in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from University of Brighton, and a PgDip in Person-centred Counselling (course now retitled ‘Humanistic’).

Reader in Cognitive Psychology

Ian is a cognitive-behavioural psychologist. Ian’s research interests include empirical investigations of basic cognitive processes, behaviour analysis, and clinical psychology applications.

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