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BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling

Department

Business

Campus

Colombo

Level

Degree

Method

Full Time

Duration

03 Years

Commencement

Colombo - 23.03.2020

The BSc (Honours) Psychology and Counselling, awarded by Coventry University is designed for students with a particular interest in counselling and the influence of psychology on counselling practice. The students will focus on the relationship between theoretical aspect of psychology and counselling and the practical application of the theory in a wider social, cultural, economic, and international context.

Upon completion of this degree, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University.

Entry requirements

For entry into year 1:

  • Those who have completed G.C.E A/L examination in Arts, Biology stream with three simple passes.
  • It is mandatory that the candidate has obtained at least an ‘S’ pass for Mathematics and English for GCE Ordinary Level Examination

OR

  • Have obtained passes on International Foundation Course or London O/Ls
  • Those who have completed a Certificate course/ Advanced Certificate course in Psychology from a recognized institution.
  • Those who have more than 6 months of professional experience in a related field. (Upon submitting proof of work experience)

For entry into year 2 BSc (Hons) in Psychology & Counselling:

  • For entry to year 2 applicants will have successfully completed the NIBM Advanced Diploma in Psychology or Counselling.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate an adequate proficiency in English and may be assessed during the induction phase of the course. Normally the requirement for entry to year 2 of the course is a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent), and for entry to year 3 a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent). For those who do not score adequate marks on the IELTS (or its equivalent) will have to attend sessions on language improvement conducted by the School of Languages.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Coventry University Link Tutor.

 

For entry into year 3 BSc (Hons) in Psychology & Counselling:
 

  • For entry to year 3 of the course, the applicants will have to successfully complete NIBM Higher National Diploma in Psychology and Counselling.

 OR

 

A candidate who wishes a lateral entry should have completed an equivalent qualification to the Higher National Diploma of NIBM. (upon the validation of the Diploma by Coventry)

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate an adequate proficiency in English and may be assessed during the induction phase of the course. Normally the requirement for entry to year 2 of the course is a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent), and for entry to year 3 a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent). For those who do not score adequate marks on the IELTS (or its equivalent) will have to attend sessions on language improvement conducted by the School of Languages.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Coventry University Link Tutor.

Course Structure and Modules

Advanced Diploma in Psychology & Counselling – Year 1

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling and Related Helping Relationships
  • Academic Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Basic Research Skills in Psychology
  • Human Behaviour I
  • Human Development I

BSc (Honours) Psychology and Counselling – Year 2
(awarded by Coventry University)

  • Basic Counselling Skills
  • Human Behaviour II
  • Human Development II
  • Research Skills in Psychology II
  • Psychology of Health and Dysfunction
  • Advanced Counselling Skills and Techniques

BSc (Honours) Psychology and Counselling – Year 3
(awarded by Coventry University)

  • Psychology of Society and Organizations
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Drug Use and Addiction
  • Counselling Practice
  • Independent Research Project

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information

Benefits for Students

This course prepares students to further their knowledge and skills to work independently in a variety of professional settings. Counsellors with the bachelor’s degree can provide primary and secondary level care to patients in the community and hospital for a variety of mental health issues and provide administrative oversight of counselling services.

Preparing professional counsellors facilitates a key component of the Ministry of Health and Nutrition’s current Mental Health Policy. As part of a comprehensive mental health service consistent with a primary healthcare emphasis adopted by the Mental Health Directorate, NIBM graduates will be able to provide clinical counselling services with the government’s objectives of:

  • Reducing the impact of mental illness in Sri Lankan society through the provision of education, prevention, psychological-based treatment, and rehabilitation services;
  • Promoting optimal psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of Sri Lankan adults and children;
  • Collaborating, educating, and consulting with individuals, families, community members, health professionals, and other local, national, and international stakeholders to provide a more healthy Sri Lankan society,

    AND

  • Researching health-related issues as they may pertain to the practice of clinical counselling in Sri Lanka.

Programme Fees

Full Time Path

  • 1st Year – Advanced Diploma in Psychology and Counselling
    Course Fee 200,000 LKR + Registration Fee 2,000 LKR
  • 2nd Year – Higher National Diploma in Psychology and Counselling
    Course Fee 350,000 LKR + Registration Fee 3,000 LKR
  • 3rd Year – BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling (Part Time)
    Course Fee 650,000 LKR + Registration Fee 5,000 LKR

Part Time Path

  • 1st Year – Advanced Diploma in Psychology and Counselling
    Course Fee 130,000 LKR  + Registration Fee 2,000 LKR
  • 2nd Year – Higher National Diploma in Psychology and Counselling
    Course Fee 350,000 LKR + Registration Fee 3,000 LKR
  • 3rd Year – BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling
    Course Fee 650,000 LKR + Registration Fee 5,000 LKR

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