BSc Hons Psychology with Counselling

University Of Greenwich

Program Overview

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.


LondonUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 15,100


IELTS: 6.5

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Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

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

Year 2

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)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

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

20 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.

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 fees

Full-time (per year)
Home £9,250
International £15,100

Part-time (per 30 credits)
Home £2,313 *

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.

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.


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).

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.
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