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Counselling Psychology

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

36 months
11660 GBP/year
6757 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This applied professional training course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) gives you a doctorate-level education leading to a Doctor in Counselling Psychology. 

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Based on the relational psychodynamic perspective, coupled with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this Counselling Psychology  course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)  is designed to help you develop an integrative perspective based on these perspectives and any previous experience. 

For example, you may already have studied client-centred or existential perspectives as part of counselling certificate courses. The programme team is committed to the view that the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in promoting client change. 

Careers / Further study 

Students completing this course successfully are in a great position to become counselling psychologists and therapists in a wide range of roles in the private, public and third sectors. In fact, the vast majority of recent graduates have secured positions before they complete the qualification, based on their four to five years of placement experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Counselling Psychology
  • Theory and Practice in Counselling Psychology
  • Personal and Professional Development  
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
  • Systemic Thinking and Practice in Counselling Psychology
  • Research in Counselling Psychology
  • Critical Psychopathology
  • Professional Issues in Counselling Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society
  • upper second class or first class degree in psychology
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (comprising a minimum of 75 class hours)
  • one year's experience of working in a one to one helping role
  • the standard University levels of proficiency for English Language. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11660 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6757 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6757 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Full Time UK/EU £6,757 
  • Full-time International £11,660 
  • Part-time UK/EU £5,069

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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