Environmental Psychology BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code: C822 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Psychology, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
    Applications for this course are currently closed
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Psychology, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14160 per year
    Applications for this course are currently closed

What makes this course different

Industry links

We work collaboratively with the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) - which will deliver some teaching support, organise placements with industry partners and co-supervise research projects.

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Experienced lecturers

Led by Dr Hebba Haddad - an experienced researcher in climate change, travel behaviour, and air pollution.


This is the first undergraduate environmental psychology course in the UK.


BPS accredited

Studying a BPS-accredited course will give you the opportunity to gain membership of the society.

BPS accreditation

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

As well as the unique collaborative learning and placement experience, this programme will be accredited by the British Psychological Society. This will allow you to enter a broader range of professional psychology jobs and/or postgraduate programmes should you seek to do so. Those who engage in placements and research with community connections can use this as an opportunity to establish relationships with prospective employers. This may lead to additional support when searching for work.

Industry links

In offering this programme with UEL's Sustainability Research Institute, you will have the opportunity to be involved in community engagement and participation programmes with various stakeholders. As well as adding value to the learning experience, the real-world employability skills developed will add further 'work-ready' competencies which will prove valuable in the competitive job market. You can tailor your studies to career-driven, industry-connected, research-led outcomes as you wish. Those who engage in placements with local community connections will develop the skills and confidence to apply and interview for jobs they want.

Graduate employers

Employers our psychology graduates have gone on to work for are the NHS, local councils, the civil service and education institutions.

Job roles

Careers and graduate prospects include central and local government focused on research-based policies; environmental organisations focused on how to communicate the issues of climate change more effectively; and working in the private sector in the research and design of behavioural interventions. Jobs available within this sector are set to increase; the last election pledges from the main political parties have indicated an investment in 'green' jobs and greening the workforce.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

If you wish to specialise further in this area, the School of Psychology offers an MSc in Humanitarian Intervention. In addition, this BSc programme will provide a solid foundation for applied environmental psychology research, thereby creating opportunities for you to pursue a PhD should you wish.

Male student standing in front of books in the library
Our degrees in psychology will equip you with the tools and skills you need to investigate human behaviour and to adopt a critical analysis of what you discover. I very much hope you will join us in our search for behavioural insights and for solutions to the problems that face humanity, whether at the individual, group, national, international or global level."
James Walsh PhD

Head of Department of Psychological Sciences

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top: 

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

This programme will work closely with UEL's Sustainability Research Institute (SRI).

They will partner with us in delivering some of the material, placements, and supervision of projects. This is a unique opportunity for students and creates partnerships and links for staff across the University. Both the School of Psychology and SRI are active in real-world applied research. One current opportunity is a project with Thames Water applying social psychological strategies to improve public safety around the Walthamstow Wetlands. Many of the projects the SRI conducts are local e.g., 'Ride Barking'.

Guided independent study

This will depend on the module. Typically, each module will require 200 hours of mixed staff interaction learning time and guided independent study. Student/tutor interaction will vary depending on the module - but typically, teaching time is two or three hours per week during term time. The rest of the learning time is made up of independent study, such as seminar reading, assignment preparation, background reading, group work, feedback reflection and assimilation.

Academic support

Academic support will take the form of lectures, seminars, and tutorials by staff relevant to the module/topic. Students will also be assigned an academic adviser. If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal Academic Adviser. This is the member of staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


You will be taught by our internationally renowned expert academics who will employ the most up-to-date and advanced learning techniques to ensure that you get a broad understanding of psychology through your degree.

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

Around 150 – 200 in year one lectures, with seminars of around 20-25 people.

How you'll be assessed

We will be assessing your academic work and supporting you in producing it. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the module. All grades count towards module marks, and assessment is through a mixture of coursework and exams. These are mainly spread across the year to make things more manageable. 

You won't have any exams in the first year. The balance of coursework and exams in your second year will depend on your choice of option modules. The second year includes a core, work-based learning module (Work-based Learning in Psychology, for which a minimum of 30 hours of work experience over one term is included in the module's study hours). You will not be assessed on performance in the workplace. Instead, you will be required to reflect on your experience and make links to relevant psychological research and theory and your own personal and professional development. In your third year, a significant part of your assessment will be based on your final research project coursework. More details are included in the programme handbook and module guides when you enrol. 

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Psychology

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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Statistics for BSc (Hons) Environmental Psychology Degree, Full Time

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What our students and staff say

 Hebba Haddad
Environmental psychology is about the interrelationship between humans and their environment. It's about understanding the human mind and behaviour in different environmental contexts."

Hebba Haddad

Senior lecturer

Alexandra Deac
One thing that actually helped me in my current position and in my postgraduate studies was...critical thinking, applying theory to real-life circumstances and also self-awareness practices."

Alexandra Deac

BSc (Hons) Clinical and Community Psychology