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Counselling (Top-Up) BA (Hons)
Counselling (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Counselling (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

  • ID:US440129
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£11,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£11,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Our typical requirement is a Foundation Degree in Counselling or an equivalent qualification, such as a Diploma in Counselling.
  • If you are applying from elsewhere, we will request a personal statement and a reference regarding your academic suitability for studying at degree level.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

  • Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

  • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

  • O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language

You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).

  • Malaysian SPM 1119

You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).

  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

You need Merit or Distinction.

Other requirements


Course Information

Counselling is increasingly becoming professionalised and practitioners are expected to evaluate the effectiveness of their own practice, apply research findings and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their field. This course has been designed to enable you to succeed in this changing environment. 

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Pre Courses

If you have another qualification not listed above, contact the International Office for advice. If you do not have the necessary level of English you may need to take one of the University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University Preparation Courses before you begin your course.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Sunderland has a good reputation with employers - 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers).

Past students have gone on to find employment in a range of counselling fields, such as the voluntary sector charitable organisations, public sectors such as NHS and educational institutions, specialist fields such as substance misuse, sexual abuse, bereavement and self-employment (private practice).

There are also opportunities to use counselling skills within your existing profession (such as teaching or welfare work). By having added responsibility for counselling and pastoral work you can become a more valuable employee

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