Undergraduate prospectus

Psychology, BSc Hons

Our BSc Hons Psychology course explores adult and child psychology, the workings of the brain, social influences on relationships, and applications of psychology in the real world.

As well as preparing you to pursue further training for careers in Psychology, our degree helps you attain skills that prospective employers in a range of careers find attractive. Modules reflect the breadth of the discipline, from cognitive psychology and neuroscience to developmental psychology and social psychology.

The degree, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society, includes a project. If you pass this and graduate with at least second-class honours, you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS. This is a necessary first step for people hoping to undergo further training to become a Chartered Psychologist.

We offer pathways in Forensic Psychology, Child Psychology and Sports Psychology, which lead to the awards of BSc Hons Psychology (Forensic Psychology), BSc Hons Psychology (Child Psychology), and BSc Hons Psychology (Sports Psychology) respectively.

UCAS points

120 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

C800 G BSc/Psy

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Start month

September

Home/international fees

2021/2022 fees

TBC

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Psychology at Greenwich is one of the top three universities in London and seventh in the UK for graduate careers (2021 Guardian League Table).
  • Psychology at Greenwich is one of the top two universities in London for student satisfaction with learning resources (2019 National Student Survey).
  • You will study a BPS accredited curriculum that will help prepare you for a variety of careers.
  • You are taught by research-active staff who are experts in their fields.
  • You have the opportunity to choose a defined pathway that includes specialist modules and assessments in Child, Forensic or Sport & Exercise Psychology.

Many of the psychology lecturers were well-published experts in their fields. They were extremely understanding as I transitioned to studying at a higher level. I found them genuinely friendly, approachable and supportive. My personal tutor was always there if I needed advice and feedback.

- Jay Tamplin-Wilson, BSc Hons Psychology

Psychology, BSc Hons


Want to find out what studying Psychology at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from one of the academics who teaches the course, Hannah Hobson.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of experts, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with the module leader. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and 97% of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Got a question?

To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

If you are

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

We also accept:

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

Plus at least three GCSEs including English Language and Mathematics or a science with a minimum of grade C/4 are required.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

Ready for September

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Scheduled learning activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

If you are studying full time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study earns you credits toward your degree. Every credit represents around 10 study hours. So, if you receive 50 hours of scheduled learning activities for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 250 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Part time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

TBC

For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Equipment: You may wish to purchase a laptop computer to support your studies.
  • Resources: Core textbooks are in the library, but you may prefer to purchase your own copies (estimate £200). You should also budget at least £100 for printing and photocopying throughout your degree, including posters for some Level 6 modules.
  • Memberships: You can apply for British Psychological Society (BPS) student membership (about £26 annually).
  • Travel: You are responsible for travel expenses for volunteering or work experience.
  • Checks: Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if you are undertaking your final-year project with children (£53). The optional update charge is currently £13 (a DBS service to register a disclosure certificate to keep it active for future use).

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Many of our graduates pursue further training to become Practitioner Psychologists across a range of disciplines, including sport and exercise, forensic, educational, health, occupational, counselling and clinical psychology. The degree would also be useful for careers in teaching, media and advertising, market research, human resources, business, marketing and sales, and the social sciences.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

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Study psychology at Greenwich and you will gain a deep understanding of human behaviour and mental processes while developing the research and critical-thinking skills that employers value.

Visit our psychology subject page.

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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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.