Psychology with Counselling, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This Psychology with Counselling programme from the University of Greenwich provides a BPS-accredited degree that focuses on the core areas of psychology, while also providing students with the fundamentals of counselling practice and theory. Psychology seeks to understand mind and behaviour through experimentation, observation and measurement.

About

This Psychology with Counselling programme from the University of Greenwich provides a BPS-accredited degree that focuses on the core areas of psychology, while also providing students with the fundamentals of counselling practice and theory. Psychology seeks to understand mind and behaviour through experimentation, observation and measurement.

This includes the study of perception, attention, memory and emotion in adults and children; the development of language, behaviour, personality and thought in children; the biological processes that underpin behaviour; and the causes and treatment of abnormal behaviour. Counselling seeks to provide help to individual who are distressed or experiencing emotional difficulties at work or in relationships, and the degree covers the theories that underpin the practice and the skills required to be a counsellor.

Students are introduced to the core areas of psychology and counselling, as well as receiving a strong grounding in psychological research methods. The research methods component focuses on learning about how psychological research is conducted, analysed and reported through a series of guided-learning exercises, culminating in an independent research project in the final year. 

The aims of the programme are:

  • To produce a scientific understanding of mind, brain, behaviour, and experience, and of the complex interactions between the principles of psychology and the theory and practice of counselling
  • To develop an understanding of thepractice, theory and ethics of counselling practice.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. In order to be eligible for the GBC, students must achieve at least a lower second class honours degree and must also pass the empirical project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods in Psychology 1 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Academic and Personal Development 
  • Introduction to Counselling 
  • Brain, Behaviour and Cognition 
  • Research Methods in Psychology 2 
  • Developmental & Social Psychology 
  • Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology for Counselling 
  • Advanced Counselling Theory 
  • Counselling Skills 
  • Psychology Project 
  • Social Psychology 3: Current Social Issues
  • Introduction to Health Psychology 
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology 
  • Psychology and Neuroscience: Trends and Issues 
  • Positive Psychology 
  • Introduction to Organisational Psychology 
  • Investigative Forensic Psychology 
  • Psychology of Sport 
  • Advanced Statistical Methods 
  • Adult Development and Mental Health 
  • Applied Clinical Neuropsychology 
  • Social Forensic Psychology 
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology 
  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

128 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.

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).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • UK/EU part time: pro-rata full time fee.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships:

Greenwich Scholarship Programme -  Available for students who attend programmes where fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students 

Loans: 

Tuition Fee Loan - Apply, and you could get up to £9,000 each year. This is paid directly to your university or college in three installments throughout the year. You don't have to pay back the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 a year.

Maintenance Loans – These loans are available to help cover living expenses. The amount you get depends on whether you live with your family, and in or outside London. Loan amounts currently range from £6,704 to £10,702. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.