Why Psychology at Greenwich?


If you’re interested in understanding how the mind works and may already be thinking of a career in Psychology, Greenwich is the place for you.

Study with us and you’ll be taught by internationally recognised psychologists and practising counsellors. Our academics include Professor Josh Davis, whose research into super-recognisers has attracted national and international acclaim.

Located in the heart of Greenwich, southeast London, Psychology is taught at our iconic Greenwich Campus which sits on a World Heritage Site. We’ve got ten Psychology lab rooms in our Dreadnought Building and these are dedicated to psychology research.

Our psychology degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have a strong focus on clinical, forensic and child psychology. You’ll gain the knowledge to pursue further training to become a practitioner psychologist. Your skills will also be valued in advertising, marketing, human resources, and business.

We have a proven track record when it comes to graduate careers. Indeed, in the 2022 Complete University Guide Annual League Table, Psychology at Greenwich was number one in London for graduate prospects.

We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Here’s a snapshot of each:

Psychology BSc Hons

The course includes modules that reflect the breadth of the discipline, from cognitive psychology and neuroscience to developmental psychology and social psychology. It also includes an empirical project in the final year. We have a strong focus on clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and child psychology through the degree, as well as offering a strong cross-cultural focus in all our modules. If you graduate with at least Second Class Honours and pass the empirical project, you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS.

Psychology (Extended) BSc Hons

Our extended BSc Hons Psychology with a Foundation Year explores adult and child psychology, how the brain works, and how psychology is applied in the real world.

This extended Psychology degree is available to students who do not have the entry requirements for the standard BSc Hons Psychology programme. The first year is a foundation year in which you learn about psychology, research methods and study skills to a level that prepares you for degree-level study. Following this, you will join the three-year psychology course, studying modules from cognitive psychology and neuroscience to developmental psychology and social psychology. Our degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Provided you pass the project and graduate with second-class honours or above, you become eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS. This is essential if you wish to pursue further training to become a Chartered Psychologist. This course not only prepares you for further training for careers in psychology, it also helps you gain technical and interpersonal skills that are popular with a range of employers.

Psychology with Counselling BSc Hons 

On this degree you will study psychology theory and research, but with the added benefit of counselling modules. Throughout the three years, you will be taught by both Psychology lecturers and qualified counsellors who, in addition to your psychology modules, provide practical sessions on counselling theory and skills. This provides a strong foundation for you if you are interested in undertaking a clinical qualification for counselling in the future.

Business Psychology BSc Hons

Our psychology courses are number one in London for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2022. Our business psychology degree will help you gain an understanding of business and management. Develop your skills and knowledge of core areas of psychology, from cognitive psychology and neuroscience to developmental and social psychology. You will acquire research skills, a broad scientific education in psychology, and a knowledge of the methods for investigating human behaviour.

Child and Adolescent Psychology MSc

This course is ideal if you are interested in careers working with children and young people. You will gain an in-depth understanding of current issues in child and adolescent psychology and learn to apply this theory to real-life settings by undertaking a placement. You will also conduct a substantial piece of research in child and adolescent psychology and choose from one of three optional modules.

For those looking for a research career in developmental psychology, our teaching staff are active researchers in their fields. You will receive training in advanced statistics and research methods which will prepare you for further postgraduate research. We have well-equipped facilities and laboratories and pride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research.

Forensic Psychology MSc

This MSc Forensic Psychology will teach you how to understand serious crime from a number of perspectives. Our Forensic Psychology Master’s degree is designed to prepare you with knowledge and skills required for a career in a forensic setting. The team responsible for your learning and development throughout this course all have extensive experience working with the police, prison service and the NHS. Everything we teach has applied significance – we will share research and practice with you which has been developed ‘in the field’, providing an experience which will feel as though you are on the cutting edge of developments in this area. The BPS accreditation means that by obtaining this MSc, you will be completing the first stage in your professional training required to become a qualified practitioner and an accredited Chartered Forensic Psychologist. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Occupational Psychology MSc

This Master’s covers many practice domains including psychological assessment, wellbeing, work design, leadership, and training. This course includes a bespoke Evidence-based Practice module designed to enhance your employability and capability of delivering evidence-based practice. Our course received three commendations from the BPS for practical assignments, embedded inclusivity, and high-quality programme leadership. Our blended approach is designed to create an inclusive learning environment where we equip you with the skills and confidence to become influential and responsible practitioners capable of tackling current societal challenges at work.

Psychology MSc (Conversion Degree)

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. It is designed for you if you have taken a non-psychology or unaccredited psychology degree to the same point in the progression towards becoming a psychologist as students who completed a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree. As such, this intense one-year programme (or two years part-time) covers all core areas of the discipline, including social, developmental, and cognitive psychology, neuroscience, personality and individual differences, and research methods. You will also undertake a substantial independent research project, which provides an opportunity to develop transferrable skills.

Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc

Our degree offers a range of exciting and stimulating modules. The subject specific modules are dedicated to Psychology of Exercise and Wellbeing, Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology and Social and Cognitive elements within a Sport and Exercise Psychology setting. You’ll also complete a Research Module which is an exciting module upskilling you for the completion of your project module. We have a strong applied focused teaching team, who work in various different sport and exercise setting, who bring their experience to the sessions. Completion of this course meets the postgraduate entry requirements for both the Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (British Psychological Society) and the Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) pathways. If you graduate with at least Second Class Honours within a subject related area, you will be eligible to apply for this course.

We are rightly proud of our portfolio of Psychology courses and whatever your goals, we’ve got the right course for you here at Greenwich. Apply now.

Psychology degrees

Gain an understanding of human behaviour and mental processes and develop your research skills. Many of our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society and some include study in fields related to psychology, such as counselling.