Psychology with Counselling, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Develop a scientific understanding of the principles of psychology
  • Gain eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) in a British Psychological Society accredited degree
  • Discover vital knowledge of the practice, theory and ethics of counselling
  • Located across the university's iconic Greenwich Campus.



Psychology has a big impact on all areas of life, from education and health, to the economy and crime.

Our British Psychological Society accredited degree is ideal if you are interested in becoming a clinical psychologist, therapist or looking to work in the mental health sector. It also provides a route into other areas of psychology such as forensic psychology and health psychology.

During the degree you will be introduced to the core areas of psychology and counselling by our research-active teaching staff who are experts in their field. Through a series of guided-learning exercises, they will provide you with a strong grounding in psychological research methods, analysis and reports. This will culminate in an exciting independent research project in your final year.

You will seek to understand mind and behaviour through experimentation, interaction and observation. Our degree covers the theories that underpin practice, including psychodynamic, humanistic-existential and cognitive behavioural perspectives.

In the counselling skills and theory courses you will learn how to help those experiencing distress whether due to mental health issues, trauma or life transitions such as bereavement. You will also gain an understanding of the theory and ethics, as well as modern developments within counselling practice. Our degree will also introduce you to the skills required to progress on to further training in counselling.

We offer well-equipped laboratories and facilities to support all your activities. We pride ourselves in creative teaching methods and assessment techniques and are consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey.


Our psychology degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Membership of the British Psychological Society

To be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), which is necessary to become a chartered psychologist, you must achieve at least a lower second class honours and pass the independent research project.


Located at the university's prestigious Greenwich Campus, the Psychology with Counselling programme has world renowned attractions right on its doorstep from the Cutty Sark to Greenwich Park.

With the opening of the highly anticipated Dreadnought Building on the horizon, not only will you study in the heart of the Greenwich campus, but you will also have access to state-of-the-art learning, teaching and social spaces.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

120 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-levels, of which no more than 16 points should come from AS-levels.

We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

  • BTEC Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

At least three GCSEs including English language and mathematics or a science with a minimum of grade C are also required.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in English and mathematics equivalent to GCSE grade C).

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0  in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

What people say

I had great support from some fantastic lecturers. I loved learning how to conduct research which led me on to work as a research assistant in the department. The academic staff are always happy to help and give advice. They are very passionate about their jobs and have a genuine interest in teaching. I would highly recommend the University of Greenwich to anyone wishing to study psychology or psychology with counselling.

Andreea Maigut
BSc Hons Psychology with Counselling

Extra information


Students are assessed through examinations, quizzes, essays, reflective accounts, critiques and practical reports.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and can provide Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the society.


Graduates have opportunities for careers and further training in mental health, counselling, clinical psychology, educational psychology, teaching, research, social care, human resource management and the social sciences.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

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