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Psychology with Counselling

BSc (Hons)

2022 - 2023

Typical offer for 2022


UCAS code

Suitable for applications.

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I was so impressed with the counselling module. I thought it was just going to be like a normal textbook lecture but the professor had a lot of fieldwork experience in counselling. Jihwan You, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling

Entry requirements

Typical offer - 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It's not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

BBC - there are no subject specific requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM - there are no subject specific requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

Meet UCAS Tariff of 112 - there are no subject specific requirements.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS)

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus Maths equivalent to GCSE Grade C. UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus:

  • Introduction to the Social Sciences

And ONE additional module from the following:

  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

Progression requirements for degree programme

An overall average of 50%.

Advanced entry

If you are currently studying at another university and would like to transfer to the University of Bradford, this course accepts students into the second or third year. This is called advanced entry

Applications for advanced entry will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must include an official transcript (not a screenshot of a portal), all module descriptors, and relevant qualifications. Module descriptors must include learning outcomes.

Applications must be submitted through UCAS and the required documents emailed along with your UCAS Personal ID no later than 31 August prior to the course starting in September. Relevant documents should be emailed to

Learning and assessment

The teaching, learning and assessment strategy aims to develop active learning and takes into consideration the need for you to take greater responsibility for your own learning as you progress through the programme. You will be exposed to a variety of different learning and teaching approaches and activities. Specifically, knowledge and understanding as well as transferable skills will be developed through:

  • lectures
  • laboratory/workshops
  • seminars (e.g. problem/discussion based)
  • tutorials
  • projects/dissertations
  • directed and self-directed study
  • assessment-based learning (formative and summative)
  • problem based learning
  • collaborative learning and group work
  • peer mentoring

Our approach is underpinned by research-led teaching which includes being exposed to the specialist research interests and practices of our academic team as well being informed by educational research.


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Use modern laboratories and technology to bring psychological theory to life at the University of Bradford.

Social and Developmental Psychology Laboratory

Observe and analyse human behaviour, like group processes or parent-child interactions, from behind one-way mirrors, using digital speakers and 360 degree tracking digital cameras. You will be able to record, edit and analyse observation data in the psychology laboratory too.

There is also a fully equipped interview suite for undertaking qualitative interviews.

Experimental Psychology Laboratory

Designed for cognitive research, this laboratory includes 12 fully equipped testing rooms, each with specialist software used in real-life settings. Biopsychology can also be studied; students can measure heart rate, galvanic skin response and brain waves (EEG) using the Biopac System.

Eating Behaviour Laboratory

Measure body composition, such as body mass index, percentage body fat and visceral fat level, lean body mass, or predicted bone mass, using specialist equipment. This data lets you explore the detailed facets of health and eating behaviour.

Psychology Teaching Laboratory

This laboratory accommodates small groups for research and individual work. Students can access individual support with practical work and research skills from lecturers and psychology learning support officers.

Speech and Language Laboratory

Auditory information is all around us and the way we use and respond to speech and language is a central feature of psychology research. This highly specialised laboratory houses a sound-proof booth and has a dedicated audio-processing computer and two data collection stations.

Study abroad

You have the opportunity to study abroad for one year in one of over 20 partner institutions, ranging from Canada and the USA to Holland, France, Spain, Sweden, India, Oman and more.

You will have support from the Programme Leader. Programme Team and the University Opportunities Team in making plans and identifying the best options to meet your requirements and during your year abroad.

The full list of exchange partners and network of Universities available for a Study Abroad Year, as well as further information about international opportunities, can be found here.

Study support

We have a commitment to strong pastoral care for all of our students, which includes a Personal Tutor for all students, regular contact hours for tutor groups and our supportive student service teams who are always ready to help with any questions and provide the advice that you need.

In addition to standard study support through taught sessions, our Virtual Learning Environment allows students to access resources, participate in group work and submit work from anywhere in the world 24/7.

University central services are rich with support teams to assist students with every aspect of their journey through our degree programmes.

From our Career and Employability Service, through our strong Students' Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers that you need.


Members of the Division of Psychology are engaged in exciting and innovative research at the cutting edge of Psychology. Our research expertise represents interests in the application of psychology to understanding health and well-being, food and behaviour, lifespan psychology and neuropsychology.

Key areas of interest:

Cognition across the lifespan

  • Memory and language processing in healthy ageing and in people with dementia
  • Multilingualism and cognitive function
  • Accuracy of cognitive testing and the effects of external factors on test scores
  • Young children’s cognitive and emotional development
  • Children’s and adolescents’ inner worlds
  • Cognitive ageing and what can be done to prevent or delay it

Health Behaviours

  • Eating behaviour and obesity
  • Normative beliefs and misconceptions about health behaviour
  • Body image and ageing
  • The role of community practice in addressing health inequalities

Enhancing psychological wellbeing

  • Safeguarding children
  • Social media: friend or foe?
  • Interventions to improve people’s lives
  • History and philosophy of psychology

We draw on both quantitative and qualitative approaches including:

  • Experimental methods
  • Biological and physiological measures
  • Questionnaire studies
  • Narrative/ biographical approaches
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.