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Psychology

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.

Study Psychology at Greenwich


What do you aspire to be? Our BPS accredited courses provide the foundation for people interested in becoming Practitioner Psychologists.

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Our courses

You can study a psychology degree full-time or part-time at the University of Greenwich. We specialise in a number of areas, from child psychology and counselling to forensic psychology and the psychology of sport.

Business Psychology, BSc Hons

Explore the world of business and psychology with a business psychology degree. Focus on the psychology of individual and group behaviour in the workplace.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Psychology

Child and Adolescent Psychology, MSc

Passionate about helping children and young people? Study a Master’s in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Psychology

Counselling, BA Hons (Top-up) (Guildford College)

Are you a practising counsellor? Boost your qualifications with a top-up degree in counselling. Expand your knowledge of mental health and client issues.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Health and social care; Psychology

Criminology and Criminal Psychology, MSc

Our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology provides students with the knowledge and skills for careers in criminal justice, legal and forensics. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Criminology; Psychology

Forensic Psychology, MSc

Our Forensic Psychology Master’s degree is designed to prepare you with knowledge and skills required for a career in a forensic setting. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Psychology

Human Sciences, MPhil/PhD

Study an MPhil/PhD in Human Sciences to conduct cutting-edge research in fields such as psychology, social work, public health & sports science. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus; Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Physical education and sport; Psychology; Public health; Social work

Occupational Psychology, MSc

With this MSc in Occupational Psychology you will develop your understanding of a wide range of domains where psychology impacts the workplace.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Psychology

Psychology (Extended), BSc Hons

Our BSc Hons Psychology with a foundation year explores adult & child psychology, the workings of the brain & mind, and real-world applications of psychology.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Psychology

Psychology with Counselling, BSc Hons

Our psychology with counselling degree trains you to counsel those in distress. It is ideal for careers as a clinical psychologist or therapist. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Psychology

Psychology, BSc Hons

Our BSc Hons Psychology explores adult & child psychology, the workings of the brain & mind, social influences, individual differences and real world applications of psychology.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Psychology

Psychology, MSc (Conversion Degree)

Study psychology at master’s level, even if your undergraduate degree is in a different subject, with an MSc Psychology Conversion Degree. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Psychology

Sociology and Psychology, BSc Hons

Through our sociology and psychology degree, you’ll gain an understanding of the mind and behaviour to explore how society works. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Psychology; Sociology

Sport and Exercise Psychology, MSc

Interested in careers in sport psychology? Study a Master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology and learn from experts in major sports organisations. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Physical education and sport; Psychology

Therapeutic Counselling, MSc

Explore new challenges with a part-time Master’s in Therapeutic Counselling. Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • Mode: Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Psychology

Day in the Life of Psychology students


Communities and societies

Our student societies offer a space for growth as well as new opportunities to make lasting friendships. You can take part in activities via your department and the wider Students’ Union. Here is a taste of the societies you can join and how our students look out for each other even after they graduate.

Graduate prepares students for workplace


A Greenwich psychology graduate, now at Barclays, helps students get a taste of what it's like to apply for a job in the corporate world.

Research and partnerships

The Applied Psychology Research Group focuses on three key areas: Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Cognitive Neuropsychology. We work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders and engage with the wider community, hosting events to help children learn more about psychology.

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Join us as a research student

If you have a suitable research proposal in psychology, we can help you apply to the university and find the appropriate supervisor.

Contact

pgr_health_recruit@gre.ac.uk

Working with industry

Our expert staff, industry-standard facilities and research expertise can help your business grow.

Find out more

Greenwich Research & Enterprise

Contact

enterprise@gre.ac.uk

020 8331 7867

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Jumana Ahmad

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Amena Amer

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Anuenue Baker-Kukona

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Elena Belanova

Senior Human Sciences Technician (Psychology)

Dr Michèle Birtel

Associate Professor of Social Psychology and Programme Leader PhD of School of Human Sciences

Dr Natalie Bowling

Lecturer

Dr Ran Alice Cai

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Peter Collins

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Ruth Cooper

Lecturer in Psychology

Matthew Cunliffe

Lecturer in Psychology

Professor Josh P Davis

Professor in Applied Psychology

Dr Harry Farmer

Lecturer in Psychology

Vanessa Fortune

Postgraduate Research Student

Dr Paula Gomes Alves

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Paul Gorczynski

Senior Lecturer

Dr Anke Görzig

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Noel Hargrave

Senior Teaching Fellow in Counselling

Dr Bonny Hartley

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology

Dr Sajid Humayun

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Karolina Janacsek

Associate Professor of Psychology

Ryan Jenkins

Postgraduate Research Student, PGR Teaching Assistant

Jo Kenrick

Lecturer, Psychology

Natasha Lawlor-Morrison

PhD Candidate

Dr Rosemary Lobban

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr David Luke

Associate Professor of Psychology

Professor Pam Maras

Emeritus Professor in Social and Educational Psychology

Kasandra Matthews

Postgraduate Research Student/Postgraduate Research Teaching Assistant

Mr Pascal Michael

Psychology PhD Student

Professor Claire Monks

Deputy Head of School of Human Sciences (Research & Enterprise)

Dr Amy Moon

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Emma O'Dwyer

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Sandhiran Patchay

Associate Professor of Movement and Cognition Research

Dr Christian Perrin

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Damian Poulter

Reader, Psychology

Dr Thomas Rhys Evans

Associate Professor in Occupational Psychology

Dr Oliver Robinson

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr Claire Rossato

Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr Julia Rudolph

ILD Research Fellow

Dr Rebecca Smith

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Dr Sofia Stathi

Associate Professor of Social Psychology

Dr Ewa Stefanska

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Dr Charlotte R. Stoner

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Valerija Tadić

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Ian Tharp

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Dr Trevor Thompson

Associate Professor of Clinical Research

Dr Jana Uher

Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Research

Alessandra Valentini

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Agnese Venskus

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Yvonne Walsh

Research Associate

Dr Robert Willson

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Dr Tanja Wingenbach

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Alba Xifra-Porxas

Senior Technician in Human Sciences (Psychology)

Dr Yang Ye

Lecturer in Psychology