BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling Skills
Middlesex University Mauritius
Flic en Flac, Mauritius
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This programme offers a solid grounding in modern psychology – a body of theoretical and practical knowledge concerning human behaviour and experiences. It combines a broad education in psychology with a specialist strand to develop counselling and interpersonal skills together with an understanding of the theory and practice of counselling.
Overview - Why Sign Up?
You will focus on the systems and theories that underpin both psychology and counselling, culminating in the submission of a portfolio of research and practical experience. The programme is specifically designed for those who wish to pursue a career where a detailed understanding and knowledge of human behaviour is essential and counselling skills are an important asset.
It is important to note that graduates of the programme will not be qualified to practice as either counsellors or psychologists, but they will be eligible and well-prepared to undertake specialised postgraduate training leading into these professions.
Psychology at Middlesex develops your skills with:
- Placement opportunities
- Psychophysiology labs
- Coaching Practice
- Counselling Simulations
- Statistics workshops
- Independent research under supervisor guidance
Scholarships and Funding
You can also receive financial support to help with the cost of your studies that is based on your personal circumstances. Scholarships recognise your academic excellence and other achievements and, unlike a loan, you don't have to pay them back.
Scholarships can reduce your tuition fees or help pay your living expenses. You are only eligible to receive one scholarship award from Middlesex University.
- Mind & Behaviour in Context (30 credits)
- The Counselling Relationship (30 credits)
- Research Methods & Design in Psychology (30 credits)
- Psychological Statistics (15 credits)
- Personal Coaching for Academic Success (15 credits)
- Applied Psychology Research Methods & Ethics (30 credits)
- Social, Personality and Developmental Psychology (30 credits)
- Therapeutic Applications of Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience & Individual Differences (30 credits)
- Approaches to Psychological Therapies (30 credit)
Dissertation Modules (Choose ONE module from the following):
- Psychology Dissertation (30 Credits)
- Extended Psychology Dissertation (45 Credits)
Year 3 (Optional Modules)
- Autumn term modules (run between October - December)
- Spring term modules (run between April - July)
- Professional Practice (30 Credits) - this module runs all year
What will you gain
Successful completion of the degree programme confers a number of graduate skills that are highly sought after by employers including:
- deductive reasoning;
- information finding and listening skills;
- quantitative reasoning and research skills;
- capacity for independent thought;
- team-working skills;
- interpersonal awareness;
- and oral and written communication skills.
Program Tuition Fee
Equipped with a wide range of academic, practical, counselling and research skills, psychology with counselling skills graduates have significant career options and are employed by various clinics and organisations related to the counselling and health profession. Many of our alumni with the BSc degree have jobs in research, social work, human resources, coaching and in public service.
Graduates from this programme can undertake further academic study often developing in specific areas of interest within Psychology or Social Sciences. Students are eligible to take a conversion diploma in the United Kingdom after graduation.
Postgraduate study and training are essential for those wishing to pursue chartered psychology careers, which include many career options as seen below:
Career options may include
- Clinical Psychologist
- Educational Psychologist
- Forensic Psychologist
- Exercise and Sports Psychologist