Undergraduate prospectus 2022/23

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 optional 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 2022/23

2022/23 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).
  • Number one in London for graduate prospects (2022 Complete University Guide Annual League Table - Psychology).
  • 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.

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.

  • Greenwich provided me with a strong foundation and understanding of psychology as well as myself. The combination of these gave me a good deal of confidence going forward in my career.

    - Sarah Ockwell-Smith, BSc Psychology

  • I've learned a lot academically. I'm studying a subject that I love. In the last three years, Greenwich has played a massive role in my life and I'm really happy.

    - Nidhi Goswami, BSc Psychology

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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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.

You can also read our admissions policy.

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

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

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

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops 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. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your 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 are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community.

Overall workload

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

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, 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.

2022/23 fees0

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

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.

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. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

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

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

Will I have a work placement?

You will be required to gain 50 hours of relevant work experience during the degree.

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

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.

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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 student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.