Bishop Grosseteste University
Psychology and Counselling BA (Hons)
Bishop Grosseteste University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Through studying Psychology at BGU you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the scientific nature of the subject and of its wider cultural and social impact. You will develop your understanding of psychology and its theories of the mind, emotions and behaviour and become familiar with how these theories are applied in our lives, communities and societies.

Our counselling course will offer you the opportunity to learn about a wealth of topics, such as self awareness, diversity, mental wellbeing and supporting clients facing a range of difficulties and issues. You are likely to explore different Counselling approaches, including psychodynamic, humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and mindfulness.

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Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 12 graduates of Psychology and Counselling BA (Hons) at Bishop Grosseteste University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Counselling.

Overall student satisfaction
29 /100
12 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Counselling

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21914 £21111 £24597
25-75 percentile range £19197 - £24859 £15655 - £25483 £18231 - £30387

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Psychology and Counselling, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Psychology and Counselling BA (Hons) at Bishop Grosseteste University

40% Caring personal services
25% Managers, directors and senior officials
15% Administrative occupations
15% Elementary occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

You will typically require a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points (from a maximum of four advanced level qualifications) . We will consider equivalent subject-related experience and value a strong motivation to study Psychology. However we are able to consider a range of qualifications such as: •A / AS levels •BTEC •Access Courses •International Baccalaureate (IB) •Cambridge Pre-U •Extended Project You will also need GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Others
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • The candidate must attain a minimum of 6 in each component of the IELTS test.
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • The candidate must attain a minimum of 5.5 in each component of the IELTS test.
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Psychology and Counselling, BA (Hons).


Tuition Fees Psychology and Counselling BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £12200 year 1
International £12200 year 1
Channel Islands £12200 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of Bishop Grosseteste University in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Counselling in the UK?

  • A Day in the Life of a Counselling Student
  • A counselling student in primary care

About Bishop Grosseteste University

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) was founded in 1862 and is located in the urban surroundings of the cathedral town of Lincoln, England. BGU specialises in training teachers on their PGCE training pathways. Training options range from Foundation Degrees all the way up to PhD level, and all focus on getting their graduates into their desired field of work, whether that be teaching children in primary schools, or teaching specialist subjects at adult education institutions.

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