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BSc Psychology with Counselling

Are you interested in studying psychology with a specialisation in counselling? This course will provide you with an entry point into diverse and sought-after counselling related qualifications, training, and study options, giving you a range of exciting career paths to choose from.

Quick Facts

Part-time Duration: 3 to 6 years
Starting in: January, April
Tuition Fee: £20,805 (UK), £16,500 (International)
Location: Online

On your counselling degree you’ll study all the major disciplines of psychology, such as social, cognitive, biological, and developmental psychology and research methods. Alongside this, you’ll cover counselling specific topics, including counselling psychology, core counselling skills, health and psychological well-being, psychological assessment, and managing the therapeutic process. The course takes a modern, person-centred approach, helping you develop the right tools and techniques for successfully assisting individuals in your future role. We also offer sessions with guest speakers from a wealth of specialisations, giving you the chance to start developing industry links that will help you along on your future career path.

Studying this specialised undergraduate counselling course with Arden will provide you with multiple future career and study options. Counsellors work in a wide range of professional settings, including in-house, for profit, and non-profit organisations, government departments, and in private practice.

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Career Opportunities

After the course, you’ll have the possibility of continuing onto further counselling related qualifications, such as psychotherapy, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), training as a counselling psychologist, or a doctorate in counselling psychology.

As well as roles in counselling, you’ll also graduate with skills that can be applied to a range of future career options including:

  • Support Worker
  • Nursing
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Careers Adviser
  • Journalist
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Social Work


This quality honours degree is awarded by Arden University, a UK institution that has served over 50,000 students from across the globe. Arden’s courses are all designed with your success in mind and a strong focus on career-ready skills. The learning material is created with guidance and insights from industry experts, so the course itself reflects the real-life work environment and scenarios you’ll encounter after graduating.


As an institution that believes in making higher education more accessible, Arden University has recently introduced a scholarship programme for international students studying with us online.

Designed for ambitious international students like you, these scholarships allow you to benefit from significant reductions in your tuition fees.

Am I eligible to apply?

In order to receive one of Arden’s international scholarships, you’ll need to be:

  • Applying from an eligible country, either as a citizen or permanent resident of the region.
  • Applying for one of our eligible online programmes.

Programme Content

Level 4 (20 credits each)

  • Introduction to Studying Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology

Level 5 (20 credits each)

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Positive Psychology
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Introduction to Counselling Psychology
  • Practical Counselling Skills

Level 6 (20 credits each)

  • Health and Psychological Well-Being
  • Psychological Assessment for Counselling
  • Counselling Psychology, Mental Health and Illness
  • Managing the Therapeutic Process

Final project (40 credits)

  • Counselling Research Project

Programme Delivery

Arden is dedicated to providing access to flexible learning for ambitious students from around the world. Online learning gives you complete flexibility, allowing you to fit your degree studies around any other life commitments you might have. Meanwhile, blended learning gives you valuable face-to-face teaching twice a week at your chosen study centre, whilst maintaining the flexibility of 24/7 access to online learning materials for the remainder of your study schedule.


The advice I’d give to anyone thinking about studying with Arden University is to just go for it. The best thing about it is that you can fit it around your career, your lifestyle, so there’s really nothing stopping you.

Alexandra // BSc (Hons) Psychology