Psychotherapy Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Bolton 74% 5% 10% £9250 £37350 99 Bolton On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 74% 5% 10% £9250 £46600 99 Bolton On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 74% 5% 10% £9250 £18300 99 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Derby 88% 0% 15% £9250 £14045 127 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Derby 88% 0% 15% £9250 £14045 127 Derby On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 100% 10% 10% £9250 £14560 95 London On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 59% 10% 9% £9250 £14560 89 London On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 56% 0% 5% £6810 £9915 119 London On campus Part-time
Brighton and Sussex Medical School 56% 0% 5% £6168 £12336 119 Brighton On campus Part-time
Queen Margaret University 56% 0% 5% £6700 £14300 119 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 56% 0% 5% £8250 £13275 119 Luton On campus Part-time
University of Derby 56% 0% 5% £950 £14700 119 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Essex 56% 0% 5% £8760 £18800 119 Colchester On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 56% 0% 5% £9030 £16380 119 London On campus Full-time
University of Wales 56% 0% 5% £7800 £15000 119 Cardiff On campus Part-time
University of Essex 56% 0% 5% £5782 £12407 119 Colchester On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 56% 0% 5% £3010 £5460 119 London On campus Part-time
University of Essex 82% 3% 10% £9250 £19080 112 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex 82% 4% 10% £9250 £16850 105 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex 82% 3% 10% £9250 £16850 135 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex 82% 4% 10% £9250 £16850 105 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Sussex - - - - - - Brighton On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London - - - - - - London On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London - - - - - - London On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University - - - - - - Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire - - - - - - Hatfield On campus Part-time
University of Southampton - - - £7150 - - Southampton On campus Part-time
University of Southampton - - - £10029 - - Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Southampton - - - - - Southampton On campus Part-time
Buckinghamshire New University - - - £8950 £13000 - High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Newcastle University - - - - - - Newcastle On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Coventry University - - - - - - Coventry On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast - - - - - - Belfast On campus Part-time
Newcastle University - - - - - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Southampton - - - £4782 - - Southampton On campus Part-time
Queen's University of Belfast - - - - - - Belfast On campus Part-time
University of Oxford - - - - - - Oxford On campus Part-time
University of South Wales - - - - - - Pontypridd On campus Part-time
Newcastle University - - - - - - Newcastle On campus Part-time
Ulster University - - - - - - Coleraine On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Buckinghamshire New University - - - £3350 - - High Wycombe On campus Part-time
London Metropolitan University - - - £9300 £13750 - London On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast - - - - - - Belfast On campus Part-time
University of Central Lancashire - - - £7100 £13500 - Preston On campus Full-time
University of Derby - - - £900 - - Derby On campus Part-time
Middlesex University - - - £9200 £14000 - London On campus Full-time
University of Oxford - - - - - - Oxford On campus Part-time
University of Portsmouth - - - £9250 £18300 - Portsmouth 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
Burnley College - - 18% £9000 - - Burnley On campus Full-time
Queen Margaret University - - 18% £7200 £16500 - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Colchester Institute - - 18% £8250 £8250 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Plymouth Marjon University - - 18% £6500 £12000 - Plymouth On campus Part-time
University of Brighton - - 18% - - - Brighton On campus Part-time
University of Brighton - - 18% - - - Brighton On campus Part-time
University of Cumbria - - 18% £5190 - - Carlisle On campus Part-time
University of South Wales - - 18% - - - Pontypridd On campus Part-time
University of Oxford - - 18% - - - Oxford On campus Part-time
The University of Warwick - - 18% - - - Coventry On campus Part-time
University of Derby - - 18% £900 £14700 - Derby On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London - - 18% £6810 £9915 - London On campus Part-time
Plymouth Marjon University - - 18% £6500 £12500 - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London - - 18% £6810 £9915 - London On campus Part-time
Plymouth Marjon University - - 18% £9250 £12500 - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Newman University - - 18% £10750 - - Birmingham On campus Part-time
Edge Hill University - - 18% £4625 £22000 - Ormskirk On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London - - 18% - - - London On campus Full-time
University of the West of England - - 18% - - - Bristol On campus Part-time
University of Essex - - 18% £5504 £11814 - Colchester On campus Part-time
University of Leeds - - 18% - - - Leeds On campus Part-time
The University of Nottingham - - 18% - - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London - - 18% - - - 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
Blackburn College 45% 10% 38% £8250 - - Blackburn 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
Birkbeck, University of London 100% - 10% £3375 £3375 - London 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
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
Nelson and Colne College 59% 5% 30% £8250 - 110 Nelson On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 47% 5% 5% £9250 - 108 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
Blackburn College 47% 5% 5% - - 108 Blackburn On campus Full-time
Burnley College - - 18% £9000 - - Burnley On campus Full-time
Colchester Institute 50% 5% 5% £8250 £8250 - Colchester On campus Full-time
University Centre Peterborough 50% 5% 5% £8000 - - Peterborough On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 50% 5% 5% £4515 £8190 - London On campus Part-time
Birkbeck, University of London 50% 5% 5% £9030 £16380 - London On campus Full-time
University Centre Peterborough - - - £8000 - 67 Peterborough On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 56% 0% 5% - - 119 London On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Belfast On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Birmingham On campus Part-time
University of Derby 56% 0% 5% £1333 - 119 Derby On campus Part-time
University of Worcester 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Worcester On campus Part-time
Anglia Ruskin University 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Cambridge On campus Part-time
University of Oxford 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Oxford On campus Part-time
The University of Edinburgh 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Buckinghamshire New University 56% 0% 5% £4500 - 119 High Wycombe On campus Part-time
University of Brighton 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Brighton On campus Part-time
Queen's University of Belfast 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Belfast On campus Part-time
University of Central Lancashire 56% 0% 5% £1050 - 119 Preston On campus Part-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Leeds On campus Part-time
Ulster University 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Coleraine On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Manchester On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 56% 0% 5% - - 119 London On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 56% 0% 5% - - 119 London On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Pontypridd On campus Part-time
University of Central Lancashire 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Preston On campus Part-time
The University of Edinburgh 56% 0% 5% - - 119 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Edge Hill University 76% 1% 15% £9250 - 122 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
University of Essex 82% 4% 10% £9250 - 105 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex 82% 3% 10% - - 135 Colchester On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
73 /100
1303 students of Psychotherapy 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 Psychotherapy

  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 Psychotherapy

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 Psychotherapy 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 Psychotherapy

  • National Health Services
  • Student health services
  • Psychoanalytical institutes
  • Child guidance clinics
  • Special needs schools
  • Psychiatric units
  • Private consultancies
  • Hospitals
  • Businesses

Specialisations within Psychotherapy

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Social Work

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Psychotherapy 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 Psychotherapy (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Psychotherapy at Bournemouth University

95% Therapy professionals
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Psychotherapy

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Psychotherapy studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip
  • Graduate Certificate - GradCert
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - DPhil
  • Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Master of Psychological Science - MPsychSc
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Foundation Degree - FD
  • Doctor of Psychotherapy - DPsychotherapy
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)

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

Psychotherapy and Counselling at The University of Edinburgh received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 5 respondents.