This unique degree will appeal to you if you have a special interest in helping people to explore their lives, emotions and the issues that underlie their difficulties, in a non-judgemental way. It builds on the single Honours programme that offers the opportunity to study the mind and human behaviour systematically and scientifically. In addition, it offers specialist modules designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of counselling. You will also undertake your own research and complete a dissertation which will bring together your expertise in psychology and counselling. Professional Accreditation/Recognition This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of Second-Class Honours is achieved and the empirical psychology with counselling project is passed. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and/or Practising Psychologist. But training in Counselling Psychology is acquired through postgraduate education and supervised practice, not through an undergraduate degree. Membership of British Psychological Society (BPS) Our students receive automatic and free membership in British Psychological Society (BPS) for 15 months. The British Psychological Society membership scheme offers the opportunity for all students to benefit from the resources membership gives. Membership benefits include: Monthly copy of The Psychologist magazine Psych Talk - magazine by students for students FREE online access to ALL Society Journals Discounts on: Society conferences; Events; Publications (journals, etc.); Oxford Press and Wiley books High Street savings through our members-benefits scheme For an additional fee there's the option to join a Member Network if you have a specific area of psychology you are interested in. For more information visit the BPS website (opens in a new window). Why Bradford? The Division of Psychology has a number of dedicated laboratories which support psychology teaching and research. Lab-based practicals give you the opportunity to participate in and organise psychological research. The Division has an active work experience opportunities scheme designed to assist students in gaining experience whilst studying. In addition, the University also has partner institutions across Europe, North America, East Asia or Australia, where you may wish to study for a year in order to widen your horizons and develop your independence and confidence. 97% of students on the course were satisfied with learning resources (National Student Survey 2016).