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Joint honours counselling and psychology or applied psychology?

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    I'm just wondering what people think...I'm considering whether it's better to do a joint honours in counselling and psychology or a single honours in applied psychology. Which course will be better all round?

    Do you know what career you would like to have?

    Counselling and Psychology are different things (both degree wise and career wise), though there is cross over. On the whole, if you're planning to be a researcher, then the counselling aspects will be less useful; similarly if you're planning to be a qualified Psychologist then the aspects of counselling you would need will be covered through that training route. If you want to be a counsellor, then a counselling degree is a good bet - though I'm not fully up to speed on the ins and outs of counselling.

    The Psychology aspect of the course will provide a more thorough grounding in research and statistics - which may or may not be useful, depending on your career choice.

    If you want to pursue Psychology as a career, then ensuring your degree is accredited by the BPS is a must. As long as the degree does confer GBC, then it doesn't really matter what the specifics of it are.
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