Undergraduate Therapeutic Studies degrees at Goldsmiths

Study the practices of counselling and psychotherapy alongside their social and cultural contexts, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself in the process.

Why study Therapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths?

  • If you wonder about the ways that the world impacts us – and how we impact the world around us – then BA Applied Psychosocial and Psychotherapy Studies is the degree for you
  • You'll learn the tools to understand individuals within the context of their environments, whether that's historical, cultural, social or political 
  • You won't just cover theory – you'll also learn how to apply it and put it into practice
  • You'll develop lots of hands-on experience, for example via a fieldwork placement and by learning practical skills on a counselling module
  • The degree offers you lots of freedom in your second and third years, allowing you to pick from a wide range of modules so you can specialise in the areas that most interest you
  • You'll develop your critical thinking and your empathic understanding – and you'll get to know yourself better throughout this process

What I have enjoyed the most about this course is having the flexibility and variety of modules to choose from, and the support within the department that comes with that. There is a real familiar feeling here and it is easy to settle in.

Michael, BA Applied Psychosocial and Psychotherapy Studies

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Why choose Goldsmiths, University of London?

Goldsmiths was founded in 1891 and has been part of the University of London for nearly 120 years. Alongside this history comes an innovative and creative approach to the subjects you can study, and a commitment to social and environmental justice. 

As a Goldsmiths student you'll enjoy a single-site campus in New Cross, South East London. It's in Zone 2 and just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London. So you can access the best of the world's top student city while still enjoying a friendly and supportive student community.

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Enjoy a single-site campus experience just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London

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Make the most of being in London, voted the world's top city to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2023)

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