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Course details

Subject area

Psychology

UCAS tariff points

112

Start date(s)

2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Do you want to discover how people can be empowered to live a happier, healthier lifestyle that encourages resilience against the stresses and strains of daily living?

You’ll explore the relationship between theoretical psychology and counselling, considering the practice and impact of counselling psychology and its skills in the wider social, political, economic and international context.

The Student Contract

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About this course

We’ll teach you about the wider issues affecting the counsellor and the client, focusing on their interpersonal relationship and the personal development needs of both.

You’ll develop an understanding of what causes psychological distress, but you’ll also explore positive aspects of human behaviour, uncovering what underpins optimal human functioning. Our lecturers have real-world experience of counselling and delivering behaviour change initiatives.

We’ll give you plenty of opportunities to get hands-on professional experience through work placements and volunteering opportunities. You’ll complete placements which will help you to develop a deeper understanding of vulnerable people and disadvantaged groups. You can even complete your placement abroad or take advantage of one of our Study Abroad opportunities.

In your third year, you’ll get the freedom to tailor your course to your interests, helping you to carve the path towards your future career as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, working in one of the other professional areas of psychology or in other graduate employment.

Why study with us?

  • Start your journey to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which makes you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership on successful completion of the course.
  • Learn from lecturers with real-world experience of the delivery, research and evaluation of counselling psychology interventions.
  • Graduate with experience of supporting disadvantaged groups and observing psychology in the workplace, via the professional placements included with your degree.

Accreditation

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This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which makes you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership on successful completion of the course.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study. 

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Foundations in Psychology
  • Foundations in Sociology and Criminology

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Social Science foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Introduction to Counselling Psychology
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Research Methods in Psychology 1
  • Cognition and the Brain
  • Psychological Approaches to Personality and Intelligence
  • Psychology of Social Issues 1
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Counselling Psychology in Theory and Practice
  • Research Methods in Psychology 2
  • Psychological Issues in Gender and Emotion
  • Psychology of Social Issues 2
  • Mind and Brain

Students are required to choose one option module from: 

  • Professional Development and Placement (Volunteering) - Semester 1 and 2
  • Professional Development and Placement in Psychology - Semester 2
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Major Research Project
  • Applied Counselling Psychology

Students are required to choose three option modules from: 

  • Aspects of Health Psychology
  • Psychology, Mental Health and Distress
  • Biopsychology of Stress and Health
  • Business Psychology
  • Psychology Special Subject
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Childhood and Society
  • Professional Learning Through Work
  • The Psychology of Eating Behaviour
  • The Psychology of Reproductive and Sexual Health

 

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff112
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above / grade 4 or higher in English Language and Maths.
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Student Finance

UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2021/2022.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2022/23 entry will be set in summer 2021.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students, including EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2021/22.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

Recent placements have included working in health and care professions, supporting children with Leeds Children’s Services and shadowing psychologists at NHS Leeds. Our placement partners include Leeds Mind, Leeds Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service, Oxfam and The Samaritans.

Career opportunities

You’ll gain an excellent grounding in counselling and related health and social care professions, including social work, care work, social services and teaching. If you want to become a Chartered Psychologist, a counselling psychologist or work in any other professional area of psychology, this course will prepare you for postgraduate study.

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