You are viewing entryViewing year 2021/22. View alternative 

2022/23.

Undergraduate prospectus 2021/22

Psychology with Counselling, BSc Hons

Our BSc Hons Psychology with Counselling explores the workings of the human mind and brain, and how individuals with mental health difficulties can be helped with counselling and psychotherapy.

This Psychology with Counselling course is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a therapist, counsellor, clinical psychologist or working in the mental health sector.

As well as preparing you to pursue further training for a career in Psychology, our degree will also help 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, which is a necessary first step for people hoping to undergo further training to become a Chartered Psychologist.

UCAS points

120 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

C8B9 G BSc/PsyWC

Interested in a different year?

Select your preferred

to view up to date information.

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

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

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2021/22

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).
  • 90% Overall Student Satisfaction in Psychology with Counselling (2020 National Student Survey)
  • Number one in London for graduate prospects (2022 Complete University Guide Annual League Table - Psychology).
  • Gain eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) in a British Psychological Society accredited degree.
  • Students studying this course can expect to earn up to £30,000 on graduation (HESA, 2020).

Psychology with Counselling, BSc


What you will study

Loading...

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

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with latest research insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work, and 97% of our faculty lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed my course. I feel so lucky to have had such wonderful academics who were so passionate about their field.

    - Josie Lester, BSc Psychology with Counselling, 2018

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.

Next Open Days

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 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/4 are also 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 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 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.

2021/22 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
View fees

Fees information International fees

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.

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. 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.

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

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 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, as well as a range of other Practitioner disciplines. 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.

Health and social care at the University of Greenwich

As a health and social care student at Greenwich, you can expect research-active expert tutors, work placements and great job prospects thanks to our strong links with social care providers.

Visit our health and social care subject page.

New £5,000-a-year bursaries


From September 2020, students in nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, and speech & language therapy may be entitled to receive at least £5,000 a year towards their studies.

Health and social care courses

Adult Nursing, BSc Hons

Our adult nursing degree offers pre-registration training. Our excellent links with the NHS offer a range of nursing placements. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Children's Nursing, BSc Hons

Discover the influences that impact on children’s physical and mental health with our children’s nursing degree. Excellent placement options. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

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

Health and Social Care, BA Hons (Top-up)

If you’re a social care professional with a diploma, our health and social care top-up award helps you develop skills to advance your career. Learn more.

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

Learning Disabilities Nursing, BSc Hons

Our learning disabilities nursing degree offers pre-registration training. Gain the specialist skills to deliver high-quality care. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Mental Health Nursing, BSc Hons

Empower patients and their families to make informed decisions. This specialist degree equips you to become a registered mental health nurse. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Midwifery, BSc Hons

This midwifery degree equips you to become a registered midwife. Gain the skills to support expectant mothers through pregnancy and childbirth. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Midwifery

Operating Department Practitioner, BSc Hons

Learn how to provide high-quality care to surgical patients with an Operating Department Practitioner degree. Work with surgeons & anaesthetists. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care

Operating Department Practitioner, BSc Hons (Degree Apprenticeship)

Learn how to provide high-quality care to surgical patients with an Operating Department Practitioner degree. Work with surgeons & anaesthetists. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Degree apprenticeship
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care

Paramedic Science, BSc Hons

This degree is supported by experienced paramedics to equip you for front-line emergency care. Clinical placements help your paramedic training. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus; Medway Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Paramedic science

Health and social care subject page Subject page Search our health and social care courses All undergraduate courses

Psychology at the University of Greenwich

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.

Psychology courses

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

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

Psychodynamic Counselling, DipHE (NESCOT)

If you already hold a relevant qualification, this DipHE in psychodynamic counselling allows you to pursue a career as a professional counsellor. Read more.

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

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

Psychology subject page Subject page Search our psychology courses All undergraduate courses

Mode of study

Select from the dropdown below.

Course level
UCAS code
Duration
Location

Apply now

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time, you can now apply through Clearing.

If you want to apply for a later session, see our how to apply page.

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.