Skip to Content


Last modified: 24 Oct 2023 17:16

Course Overview

An undergraduate project requiring a critical analysis on a chosen concept from the world of counselling/counselling skills theory, using primary and a secondary material.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Kate Smith

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either CO2507 Counselling Skills 4 (Passed) or Master Of Arts In Psychology With Counselling Skills
  • Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Initial tutorial sessions will introduce the course, explore the nature of counselling research and range of concepts within the subject area. Then tutorials will cover literature reviews skills, critical analysis skills, moving to choosing the area for study and planning an outline. Students will develop their topic and further tutorials will provide supervision of their projects.

The aim is to develop higher level thinking skills by exploring evidence based practice in the world of Counselling. Aiding appreciation of the knowledge at the foundation of counselling and its application in professional practice. Facilitating initiative and independence in production of their project.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments


Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback Word Count 6000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateStudents will Identify, criticise and evaluate, relevant primary and secondary materials.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will present the key issue and offer clear argument on topic/area of focus.
FactualApplyStudents will chose a research area and provide an outline.
ReflectionCreateStudents will present work in a coherent manner with clear development of ideas.

Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.