Psychology, BSc Hons

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.

Course details

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.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: London campus

University of Greenwich

Course overview

The degree, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society, includes an empirical project in the final year. If you graduate with at least second-class honours and pass the empirical project, 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 have a strong focus on clinical psychology, forensic psychology and child psychology through the degree, as well as offering a strong cross-cultural focus in all our modules. Our teaching is led by research and aims to help build transferable skills that you can take forward in your career after the degree.


Entry requirements

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


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.


Psychology at Greenwich is one of the top three universities in London and seventh in the UK for graduate careers (2021 Guardian League Table).

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Research Methods in Psychology 1 (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Applied Psychology (30 credits)
  • The Psychology of Resilience and Success (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills for Psychology (15 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Cognitive Psychology & Neuroscience (15 credits)
  • Brain and Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Psychological Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Research Statistics for Psychology (15 credits)
  • Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology (15 credits)
  • Personality and Individual Differences (15 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (15 credits)
  • Social Psychology (15 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • BSc Psychology Project (30 credits)
  • Psychology and Graduate Career Development (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Advanced Social Psychology (15 credits)
  • Child Psychology and Education (15 credits)
  • Psychology and Neuroscience: Trends and Issues (15 credits)
  • Adult Development and Mental Health (15 credits)
  • Organisational Psychology (15 credits)
  • Applied Positive Psychology (15 credits)
  • Investigative Forensic Psychology (15 credits)
  • Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

  • Introduction to Health Psychology (15 credits)
  • Psychology of Sport (15 credits)
  • Advanced Statistical Methods (Level 6) (15 credits)
  • Applied Clinical Neuropsychology (15 credits)
  • Social Forensic Psychology (15 credits)
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology (15 credits)
  • Evolutionary Psychology (15 credits)
  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (15 credits)
  • Psychology and the Political World (15 credits)
  • Psychology of Language and Communication (15 credits)