Counselling Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
City University London 87% 5% 15% £4320 £7580 172 London On campus Part-time
Aberystwyth University 80% 0% 6% £9000 £14300 118 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 94% 0% 0% £9250 £14000 164 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 58% 10% 5% £9250 £14000 98 London On campus Full-time
University of Strathclyde 94% 1% 15% £9250 £16400 169 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Roehampton 68% 5% 10% £9250 £13145 95 Roehampton On campus Full-time
University of Keele 55% 1% 6% £9250 £14000 109 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 66% 0% 0% £9250 £13800 104 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 76% 10% 10% £9250 £13842 104 Brighton On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 53% 0% 20% £9250 £12000 106 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 85% 0% 15% £9250 £13000 116 Sunderland On campus Full-time
York St John University 84% 4% 2% £9250 £12750 119 York On campus Full-time
Birmingham City University 83% 6% 5% £9250 £12000 112 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 66% 0% 0% £9250 £12000 104 Southampton On campus Full-time
York St John University 84% 4% 2% £9250 £12750 119 York On campus Full-time
University of Keele 55% 1% 6% £9250 £17000 109 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 77% 5% 4% £9250 £17740 117 Bradford On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 72% 1% 5% £9250 £14250 99 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 85% 0% 15% £9250 £13000 116 Sunderland On campus Full-time
University of Westminster 54% 9% 7% £9250 £14400 77 London On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 74% 5% 10% £9250 £37350 99 Bolton On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 77% 5% 4% £9250 £16895 117 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 50% 5% 22% £9250 £13200 100 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 83% 2% 15% £9250 £14000 105 London On campus Part-time
University of Huddersfield 64% 10% 10% £9250 £15000 123 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 92% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 113 Chichester On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 92% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 113 Chichester On campus Full-time
University of Wales 67% 0% 10% £9000 £13500 102 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 50% 5% 22% £9250 £13200 100 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 81% 0% 14% £9250 £13100 112 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 74% 5% 10% £9250 £46600 99 Bolton On campus Full-time
University of Westminster 54% 9% 7% £9250 £14400 77 London On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 72% 1% 5% £9250 £14250 99 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 57% 5% 10% £9250 £14000 87 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Bishop Grosseteste University 50% 0% 5% £6935 £9150 104 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Bishop Grosseteste University 50% 0% 5% £9250 £12200 104 Lincoln On campus Full-time
University of Essex 81% 3% 10% £9250 £16850 114 Colchester On campus Full-time
Ulster University 71% 0% 5% £9250 £15360 131 Coleraine On campus Full-time
Plymouth Marjon University 71% 0% 5% £6500 £12000 131 Plymouth On campus Part-time
Birmingham City University 71% 0% 5% £13400 £19000 131 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Leeds Beckett University 48% 5% 25% £9250 £10500 107 Leeds On campus Full-time
York St John University 84% 4% 2% £9250 £12750 127 York On campus Full-time
York St John University 84% 4% 2% £9250 £12750 127 York On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 91% 0% 13% £2310 £3894 89 London On campus Part-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 35% 0% 30% £9250 £14500 107 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 35% 0% 30% £9250 £14500 107 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 35% 0% 30% £6000 £10680 107 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Ulster University 35% 0% 30% £5500 £13680 107 Coleraine On campus Part-time
University of Abertay Dundee 35% 0% 30% £10000 £15000 107 Dundee On campus Part-time
University of Derby 35% 0% 30% £900 £14700 107 Derby On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 35% 0% 30% £6810 £9915 107 London On campus Part-time
Plymouth Marjon University 35% 0% 30% £6500 £12500 107 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 35% 0% 30% £6810 £9915 107 London On campus Part-time
Plymouth Marjon University 35% 0% 30% £9250 £12500 107 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 35% 0% 30% £4625 £22000 107 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
University of Essex 35% 0% 30% £5504 £11814 107 Colchester On campus Part-time
Ulster University 91% 0% 4% £9250 £15360 133 Coleraine On campus Full-time
East Sussex College 74% 0% 3% £7995 £9000 129 Eastbourne On campus Full-time
Plymouth Marjon University 74% 0% 3% £9250 £12500 129 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of East London 78% 5% 15% £9250 £13320 119 London On campus Full-time
University of Derby 88% 0% 15% £9250 £14045 127 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 88% 0% 15% £9250 £18300 127 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Derby 88% 0% 15% £9250 £14045 127 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 76% 0% 3% £9250 £18300 125 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Weston College of Further and Higher Education 59% 5% 30% £8500 £12500 110 Weston-super-Mare On campus Full-time
Farnborough College of Technology 59% 5% 30% £8000 £9250 110 Farnborough On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 100% 10% 10% £9250 £14560 95 London On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 50% 0% 3% £9250 £12996 150 Ipswich On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 79% 10% 0% £9000 £12600 128 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 81% 0% 14% £9250 £13100 112 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of the West of England - - - - - - Bristol On campus Part-time
University of Bath - - - - - - Bath On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 87% 5% 15% - - 172 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
South Devon College 93% - 5% £8400 - - Paignton On campus Full-time
City University London 93% - 5% £10080 £15390 - London On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 93% - 5% £9550 £17000 - London On campus Full-time
York St John University 93% - 5% - - - York On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 93% - 5% £8500 £20000 - Manchester On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 94% 0% 0% - - 164 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 78% 0% 10% £9250 - 123 Preston On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 60% 2% 9% - - 119 Manchester On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - - 5% £9250 - 142 Poole On campus Full-time
London South Bank University 91% 5% 13% £9250 - 149 London On campus Full-time
University of Salford 79% 0% 6% - - 122 Salford On campus Full-time
University of Abertay Dundee 91% - 8% £9250 £14000 126 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of West London 76% 0% 25% - - 135 Ealing On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 67% 0% 5% £6600 - 109 Northampton On campus Full-time
Teesside University 64% - 16% £9250 £13000 93 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Teesside University 64% - 16% £9250 £13000 93 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - - 5% £9250 £15250 142 Poole On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 67% 0% 5% £9250 - 109 Northampton On campus Full-time
Burnley College - - 18% £9000 - - Burnley On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 57% 5% 10% £9250 - 87 Leeds On campus Full-time
Newman University 65% 0% 10% £9250 - 109 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Bradford College 71% 5% 20% £8750 - - Bradford On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 75% 0% 4% - - 114 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 68% 1% 20% £9250 - 130 Preston On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 75% 0% 4% - - 114 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Newman University 65% 0% 10% £9250 - 109 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Chester 77% 1% 20% £9250 - 132 Chester On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 68% 1% 20% £6000 - 130 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Salford 77% 0% 6% - - 109 Salford On campus Full-time
University of Salford 77% 0% 5% - - 100 Salford On campus Full-time
University of Chester 72% 3% 5% £9250 - 118 Chester On campus Full-time
University of Chester 72% 3% 10% £9250 - 121 Chester On campus Full-time
Newman University 72% 3% 10% £9250 - 121 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Newman University 72% 3% 10% £9250 - 121 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 71% 0% 5% - - 131 Pontypridd On campus Part-time
York St John University 71% 0% 5% - - 131 York On campus Part-time
Newman University 75% 10% 5% £9250 - 117 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Newman University 75% 10% 5% £9250 - 117 Birmingham On campus Full-time
The University of Warwick 84% 4% 2% - - 127 Coventry On campus Part-time
University of Keele 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Part-time
The University of Edinburgh 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
University of Brighton 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Brighton On campus Part-time
Ulster University 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Coleraine On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Brighton On campus Part-time
University of Cumbria 35% 0% 30% £5190 - 107 Carlisle On campus Part-time
University of South Wales 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Pontypridd On campus Part-time
University of South Wales 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Pontypridd On campus Part-time
University of Oxford 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Oxford On campus Part-time
The University of Warwick 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Coventry On campus Part-time
University of Greenwich 35% 0% 30% £2000 - 107 London On campus Part-time
The University of Edinburgh 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
University of Aberdeen 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Bangor University 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Bangor On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 35% 0% 30% £944 - 107 Ipswich On campus Part-time
Newman University 35% 0% 30% £10750 - 107 Birmingham On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 35% 0% 30% - - 107 London On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Bristol On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 35% 0% 30% - - 107 London On campus Full-time
York St John University 35% 0% 30% - - 107 York On campus Part-time
University of Leeds 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Leeds On campus Part-time
University of Chester 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Chester On campus Part-time
The University of Nottingham 35% 0% 30% - - 107 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 35% 0% 30% - - 107 London On campus Part-time
WCG -Warwickshire College Group - - 0% £7975 £11450 - Leamington Spa On campus Full-time
Oldham College 94% - 25% £7500 - - Oldham On campus Full-time
East Sussex College 73% 0% 5% £7995 £9000 - Eastbourne On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 73% 0% 5% £9250 £13100 - Worcester On campus Full-time
Weston College of Further and Higher Education 73% 0% 5% £8500 £12500 - Weston-super-Mare On campus Full-time
Nelson and Colne College 90% - 15% £8250 - - Nelson On campus Full-time
Grimsby Institute 82% 15% 15% £8500 - - Grimsby On campus Full-time
New College Durham - - 45% £4000 - - Durham On campus Part-time
Grimsby Institute 82% 15% 15% £6995 - - Grimsby On campus Full-time
City of Bristol College 60% - 25% £6000 - - Bristol On campus Full-time
Peter Symonds College - - 5% £5950 - - Winchester On campus Full-time
Westminster Kingsway College 42% 5% 0% £5787 £5787 - London On campus Full-time
Blackburn College 45% 10% 38% £8250 - - Blackburn On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 45% 10% 38% £9250 £13100 - Worcester On campus Full-time
Coleg Llandrillo (Llandrillo College) 45% 10% 38% - - - Colwyn Bay On campus Part-time
Teesside University 81% - - £6150 - - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
The Manchester College - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Gloucestershire College - - 0% £7700 - - Gloucester On campus Full-time
NESCOT North East Surrey College of Technology 100% - 10% £7800 - - Epsom On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 100% - 10% - - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 100% - 10% - - - Edinburgh On campus Part-time
University of Portsmouth 100% - 10% £9250 £18300 - Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 79% - 15% £3995 - - Wrexham On campus Part-time
Colchester Institute - - - £8250 £8250 - Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth - - - £9250 £18300 - Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London - - - £3375 £3375 - London On campus Part-time
Cornwall College - - - £8600 £9950 - Redruth On campus Full-time
Newcastle College - - - £9000 - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
Newman University - - - £1050 - - Birmingham On campus Part-time
WCG -Warwickshire College Group - - 10% £7975 £11450 - Leamington Spa On campus Full-time
University of Salford 74% 0% 3% - - 129 Salford On campus Full-time
Leeds Beckett University 74% 0% 3% - - 129 Leeds On campus Full-time
Newcastle College 74% 0% 3% £9000 - 129 Newcastle On campus Full-time
WCG -Warwickshire College Group - - 10% £4500 £6000 - Leamington Spa On campus Full-time
University of Salford 76% 0% 3% - - 125 Salford On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 59% 5% 30% £9250 - 110 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
Grimsby Institute 59% 5% 30% £8500 - 110 Grimsby On campus Full-time
Nelson and Colne College 59% 5% 30% £8250 - 110 Nelson On campus Full-time
The Manchester College 59% 5% 30% - - 110 Manchester On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 47% 5% 5% £9250 - 108 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
West Suffolk College - - - £8500 - - Bury St Edmunds On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre - - 15% £7400 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Blackburn College - - 15% - - - Blackburn On campus Full-time
Bishop Grosseteste University 50% - 5% £9250 £12445 106 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Bishop Grosseteste University 50% - 5% £6935 £9150 106 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Grimsby Institute 50% - 5% £8500 - 106 Grimsby On campus Full-time
Newman University 93% 5% 19% £9250 - - Birmingham On campus Part-time
Westminster Kingsway College 93% 5% 19% - - - London On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre - - 5% £7400 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
South Thames College 77% 0% 20% £5625 - - London On campus Full-time
Coleg Llandrillo (Llandrillo College) 77% 0% 20% - - - Colwyn Bay On campus Part-time
Northumbria University 88% 3% 10% - - 158 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Bishop Auckland College - - - £7500 - - Bishop Auckland On campus Full-time
Grimsby Institute - - - £6995 - - Grimsby On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre - - 5% £7400 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
University of Chichester - - 5% - - - Chichester On campus Part-time
University of Greenwich 83% 2% 15% £8630 - 105 London On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk - - 20% £9250 £12996 - Ipswich On campus Full-time
New College Durham - - 20% £4000 - - Durham On campus Part-time
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education 43% - 0% £8500 £17930 - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
NESCOT North East Surrey College of Technology 43% - 0% £8000 - - Epsom On campus Full-time
Burnley College - - 18% £9000 - - Burnley On campus Full-time
New City College - - 18% £6000 £9250 - - London On campus Full-time
Teesside University - - 18% £9250 - - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre - - 5% £7250 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Colchester Institute 50% 5% 5% £8250 £8250 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Peter Symonds College 50% 5% 5% £5950 - - Winchester On campus Full-time
City of Bristol College 50% 5% 5% £6000 - - Bristol On campus Full-time
University Centre Peterborough 50% 5% 5% £8000 - - Peterborough On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
72 /100
1303 students of Counselling in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Counselling

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24166 £20470 £22755
25-75 percentile range £22902 - £26286 £13903 - £25338 £15486 - £27802

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25042 £21524 £24377
25-75 percentile range £23351 - £26091 £16232 - £24816 £17212 - £27910

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Counselling

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Counselling who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Counselling

  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • HealthSector
  • Youth Services and Agencies
  • Children's Centres
  • Citizens Advice Services
  • Human Resource Departments
  • General Counselling Services
  • Specialised Telephone Helplines

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Counselling who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Counselling (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Counselling at Bournemouth University

95% Therapy professionals
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Counselling

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Counselling studies:
  • Graduate Certificate - GradCert
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Master of Psychological Science - MPsychSc
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Professional Doctorate - ProfDoc
  • Master of Arts (Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Foundation Degree - FD
  • Doctor of Psychology - DPsych
  • Doctor of Professional Studies - DProf
  • Doctor of Counselling Psychology - DCounsPsych
  • Doctor of Counselling Psychology - DCounsEd
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA
  • Postgraduate Advanced Diploma - PGA
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Master of Counselling - MCoun
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Doctor of Psychotherapy - DPsychotherapy
  • Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Certificate - Cert

The median salary of graduates of Counselling was £24166 15 months after graduation, £20470 3 years after graduation and £22755 5 years after graduation.

Humanistic Counselling at University of Portsmouth received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 5 respondents.