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:
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.
You can apply until:
Make sure you verify exact dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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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:
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).
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
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