BA (Hons) Counselling and Mental Health

BA (Hons) Counselling and Mental Health

Our course gives you the knowledge you need to make a difference. Help people in a range of situations with confidence and care. While studying with us you will:

  • Explore the theories and research methods used in counselling and mental health
  • Develop the skills and professionalism you need to achieve your career goals
  • Gain practical experience that gets you ready for the workplace
  • Apply your knowledge on placements and build a professional network
  • Discover all the career opportunities this course opens up.

This course is about more than learning the facts, it's a chance to discover who you are and what matters to you. We will help you reflect on your values and how they align with your ambitions.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This course will prepare you for a career in counselling. You will develop empathy and the ability to think under pressure. The skills you gain in communication, collaboration and analysis will open up a range of options in related careers.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Counsellor
  • Careers adviser
  • Family support worker
  • Life coach
  • Youth worker

You can also progress onto postgraduate study and professional training in areas such as:

  • Counselling
  • Social work
  • Education
  • Mental health nursing.

Course Details

Year 1

Foundations of Helping Relationships
Introduction to Reading, Writing and Researching
Humanistic Theories
Developing Humanistic Theory and Practice
Introduction to Professional Practice
Difference and Diversity in Helping

Year 2

Psychodynamic and Cognitive-behavioural Approaches
Mental Health and Contemporary Practice
Developing Professional Practice
Theory and Practice of Coaching
Research Methods
Key Presenting Issues

Year 3

Critical Practice 1 and 2
Independent Research Project
The Ethical and Reflective Professional
Professional Identity

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