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BSc Honours Psychology With Counselling Skills

Middlesex University Dubai
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

Program description

BSc Honours Psychology With Counselling Skills

Introduction to the Program

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and the human mind. At Middlesex University Dubai, we offer a solid grounding in modern psychology – a body of theoretical and practical knowledge concerning human behaviour and experiences. This Program 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.

You will focus on the systems and theories that underpin both psychology and counselling, culminating in the submission of a portfolio of research and knowledge. Graduates of the Program will be eligible and well-prepared to undertake specialised postgraduate training to become qualified to practice as clinical or counselling psychologists.

Combining Psychology with Another Discipline

This Honours degree Program offers students a solid grounding in Psychology but also allows some specialisation in complementary areas through the various pathways available. The Program is specifically designed for those who wish to pursue a career within clinical or counselling occupations where a detailed understanding of human behaviour is important. The psychology Program has a strong focus on the practical investigation of human behaviour, culminating in the opportunity to undertake an independent piece of research in the final year.

Why Study BSc Honours Psychology with Counselling Skills?

Psychology and Counseling are disciplines that incorporate a great many approaches to the understanding of human behaviour. Your Program combines a broad education in Psychology with a specialist strand that focuses on Counselling skills, theory and practice. Successful completion of the Program confers the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychology Society, which is an important first step for those who wish to pursue further training in areas such as clinical, counselling, educational, forensic or health psychology.

This Program is designed for those who wish to pursue a career where an in-depth understanding and knowledge of human behaviour is essential, and counselling skills are an important asset. It is important to note that though as a graduate of this Program you will not be qualified to practice as either a counsellor or psychologist, but you will be eligible and well-prepared to undertake specialised postgraduate training leading into these professions.

Admission requirements

Middlesex University International Foundation Program (IFP)

Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Program (IFP)*** (equivalent Programs from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Mind & Behaviour in Context
  • Preparing for Academic Success
  • Psychological Statistics
  • The Counselling Relationship
  • Research Methods and Design in Psychology

Year 2

  • Approaches to Psychological Therapies
  • Therapeutic Applications of Cognitive Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Social, Personality and Development Psychology
  • Applied Psychology and Research Methods Ethics

Year 3

  • Social, Cultural & Community Mental Health
  • Psychology Dissertation
  • Lifespan Issues: Impact of Life Experience
  • Lifespan Stages: Adult stages of development
  • The Psychology of Stress, Motivation and Work-Life Balance
  • Key Issues and Controversies in the Psychology of Elite Sport Performance
  • Death, Separation and Loss
  • New Directions in Cognitive Science
  • Creativity & Imagination
  • Critical Forensic Psychology
  • Applying health Psychology to behaviour change
  • Neuropsychology: The healthy brain and what can go wrong with it
  • Coaching Psychology

Tuition fees

The tuition fee is AED 55,700/USD 15,165/EUR 13,485 per year.*

Students applying from overseas can benefit from an International Study Grant of 20%.

Instalment plans available: minimum 4 equal instalments of 25% of the tuition fee.

*Fees are subject to change based on the exchange rate at the time of the transaction.

Career opportunities

Equipped with a wide range of academic, practical, counselling and research skills, graduates may take up roles in various clinics and organisations related to the counselling and health professions, or continue their studies to specialise in specific areas of interest within Psychology or the Social Sciences. Students who have studied Psychology can seek British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation and are then eligible to take a conversion diploma in the United Kingdom after graduation. Postgraduate study and training is essential for those wishing to pursue the Chartered Psychology careers including: counselling; clinical; organisational; educational and forensic psychology. Our Careers and Employability Service will offer students a range of support throughout their studies and this continues after graduation.

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About this institute

Middlesex University Dubai

Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, has over 3,500 students from more than 100 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a...

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Why study at Middlesex University Dubai

Study a Quality UK Degree in the Heart of Dubai

All of their programmes have the same validation and monitoring system as those offered at their home campus in London, with the same examinations taken simultaneously in both cities. This means students have the benefit of receiving their degree from the UK whilst being able to study in one of the most dynamic, vibrant and rapidly developing cities in the world.

Experience a Truly Global University

Middlesex University Dubai has over 3,200 students from more than 100 nationalities, and has four campuses worldwide: Dubai, London, Malta and Mauritius. Their students are able to learn to work in a multicultural environment, and benefit from the insights and viewpoints of an internationally diverse range of students and faculty – an invaluable asset for any graduate.

Start Your Studies in Dubai with the Option to Transfer Overseas

They provide students with the opportunity to transfer their studies to one of the overseas campuses within their second year of study, enabling them to explore a new culture and build overseas contacts whilst benefiting from the same high quality teaching they would experience in Dubai.

Simple Student Visa Process

Middlesex University Dubai provides Student Visas for all non-national students studying on any academic programme, and their dedicated team ensures this process is carried out as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Earn Whilst You Learn

Students studying an undergraduate programme are able to hold part time jobs in any of the over 4,500 businesses located in its free zones. Postgraduate classes are held in the evening, Sunday – Thursday between 6:30pm to 9:30pm – enabling students to balance their career and their studies.

Build Your Network

What really sets Dubai apart is its ability to attract the world’s top companies, providing plenty of opportunities for graduates to fast track their career in a multitude of professional roles. Middlesex University Dubai have extensive connections with local and international organisations, allowing students to gain insight from and network with professionals at the top of their game. Many of their programmes are also accredited and recognised by leading professional bodies, meaning their graduates may also gain exemptions from examinations or specific units of professional qualifications.


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I have just graduated from Middlesex University Dubai from the Psychology with Counseling Skills programme. The faculty were incredible, aside from being qualified, experienced and giving us very interesting lectures, they were all super friendly and they genuinely wanted to help us in every way they can. As for student life, it’s so rich with a...
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Middlesex University Dubai

Dubai Knowledge Park
Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
500697 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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