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BA (Hons) Counselling Studies

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UCAS course code
Institution code
1 year
Start date
September 2014
Course type
Cornwall College (Camborne)

Course details

  • Year 3
  • Core modules
    • COUN301 Counselling in a Contemporary Context: Identity, Diversity and Difference

      This module, drawing on a range of philosophical, sociological and cultural understandings of identity, critically explores these constructs in relation to counselling in contemporary society. The influences of ethnicity, disability and sexuality are examined and applied to the role of counsellor and the identities of clients.

    • CORC313 Counselling Independent Research Study

      This dissertation module provides students with the opportunity to explore in depth a negotiated subject related to counselling, and research the topic independently under academic supervision.

    • CORC312 Group Facilitation Training

      This module examines how personal development occurs through group activities, and enables students to develop skills in group facilitation. The perspective is humanistic.

    Optional modules
    • CSC331 Child Care and Mental Health

      This module is concerned with current developments in the area of child protection and effective work with people with mental health problems. It provides information and research findings on each of these areas and considers the relationship to impact on and significance for the other area.

    • COUN309 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

    • HEAB360 Enhanced Care of the Bereaved Child/Adolescent

    • HEAB347M Foundation Course in Family Therapy

      This module will focus on the theory & practice of contemporary family therapy practice in healthcare provision & health enhancement in a wide variety of clinical & non-clinical settings.

    • COUN311 Gestalt Counselling

    • SCWC328 Health & Social Care and The Post-Modern Condition

    • COUN304 Introduction to Person Centred Supervision

    • SCW394 Managing Collaboration and Multi-Agency Working

      This module is concerned with principles of inter and multi-agency working, networking and creating alliances within health and social care settings. Experience of the stringencies of project management is provided, within which the multi-disciplinary aspects of conflicting demands on resources are explored.

    • SCW395 Multi-Disciplinary Working

      This module examines the theories, practices and methods which inform working in multi disciplinary settings. It explores the problems of different value systems and working methodologies together with an investigation of changing cultures. Different models of disciplinary working will be examined as well as methods of individual and team dvelopment. particular attention is paid to the ways in which quality of service can be improved.

    • SCWC320 Nurturing Soul

      This module focuses on students' personal development, using imagery, myth and interpersonal relationships as a way of exploring the deeper implications of events in their lives. It will also provide students with an opportunity to re-examine their motives for working in this sector and develop strategies for reducing stress and enriching their practice.

    • COUN305 Person Centred Group Supervision 2

    • COUN306 Person Centred Therapeutic Supervision 3

    • SCWC395 Promoting Health

      This module gives students the opportunity to analyse definitions of health and to explore the scope of health promotion and the nature of multi-disciplinary approaches. It allows students to critically evaluate concepts and approaches in relation to health promotion. Students will critically evaluate the role of health promotion in the light of social divisions, and engage in debate on ethical, social and political issues in relation to contemporary health promotion.

    • CSC327 Rural Poverty

      The module explores the contemporary issues surrounding both the content and context of the subject of poverty in rural areas. Drawing on recent studies, the module discusses both the usefulness and difficulties surrounding the issue of defining rurality. In addition, the module explores the key problems facing those living in rural areas, who may be termed 'disadvantaged' or 'socially excluded' and who find themselves living in rural areas, however rural is defined.

    • COUN310 Transactional Analysis Theory

    • COUN308 Working with Rage and Anger

    • CSC325 Working with Young People

      This module focuses on the lives and experiences of young people in contemporary society. It addresses questions relating to how they are seen and how they see themselves, together with issues such as rights and participation. Specific attention is paid to class, gender and ethnicity with an emphasis on the interconnections between research, policy and practice.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Fees & funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

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For more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Our partnership with Cornwall College

We know how important it is to land that first job after you graduate. We know you might want to learn in your local area. We know you may want to study a specialist degree – using unique facilities – that’s not available nationally. Which is why, through our Academic Partnerships, we collaborate with regional, national and international partners to create a hands-on learning experience that simply can’t be found on large university campuses. 

With 15 partner colleges and two partner institutions, the great work we’ve done with our partners won us the Queen’s Anniversary prize. And in 2005, we were awarded a £4.5 million grant to carry on the good work.

So, you get the best of both worlds. A supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by us. And, as well as the facilities and services your college provides, we’ll give you all the additional support and resources you need. You’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

One of our partners delivers this course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and full information on what student life is like there. 

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You are also very welcome to attend a Plymouth University open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

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