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BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Bachelor in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

The Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience programme at New York College offers the opportunity to explore a contemporary approach to the study of the relationship between Brain and Mind. You will gain a sound understanding of mental and psychological processes and develop advanced knowledge of the neural, hormonal, and molecular structures and networks that underpin the mind. We offer our students a range of opportunities to develop specific skills that are relevant to careers in a neuroscience environment. You will have opportunities to develop specific neuroscience-relevant skills, in areas such as EEG data collection and processing, and neuropsychological assessment. Our highly-qualified team, with considerable clinical and research experience on the field, will introduce you to complex ideas and research skills whilst supporting and encouraging you. Throughout your degree you will develop your knowledge and skills for conducting psychological research, and the ethical issues involved, with the support of our fully equipped Psychology Research Laboratory and full-time Psychology Technician.

  • The only Bachelor degree on the Greek market that includes a focus on Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience.
  • Our fully equipped Psychological Research Laboratory and full time Psychology Technician support New York College students and faculty members with their research projects. Students have the possibility to work on publishing their final year dissertation research projects jointly with the supervising member of faculty.
  • The University of Bolton psychology courses are ranked top in the UK for teaching quality by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, as well as top in the UK for student satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2020 and 1st in the North West for student satisfaction, The Complete University Guide 2023.

*The program has been approved by the UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON, UK and is in the final stage of formal licensing procedures by the relevant authorities.

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Level 3 (Year 0)

  • Academic Language and Skills
  • Perspectives in Psychology
  • Key Studies in Psychology
  • Research Methods in Social Sciences

Level 4 (Year 1)

  • Introduction to Neuropsychology and Neuroscience 
  • Cognitive and Biopsychological Perspectives
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • Application of Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • Understanding the Person

Level 5 (Year 2)

  • Neuroscience Techniques
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Personality and Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Social and Critical Psychology

Level 6 (Year 3)

  • Advanced Social and Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Psychology of Mental Health
  • The Honours Project
  • Applied Experience
  • one optional module from the following:
    • Young Life and the Mind
    • Psychological Wellbeing in the Workplace  
    • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
    • Psychology of Loss and Trauma
    • Cyber Psychology and New Media

Quick info

  • Duration: 3 or 4 years Full-time
  • Language: Level 3 (Year 0) is taught in Greek and Levels 4-6 (Year 1-3) are in English
  • Academic Semesters: Two (2)
  • Exam Period: January, May

Entry requirements:

  • 4 year programme: A pass mark in your High School Certificate & IELTS 5.0
  • 3 year programme: A High School Certificate of 15+ & IELTS 6.0
  • An interview may also be required to consider applicants’ suitability.  


As a graduate of our BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, you'll have a sound knowledge of human behaviour and research, statistics, and writing skills. This combination of skills can provide a foundation for many careers, particularly roles that involve working with a range of complex issues or data.

Upon successfully completing the course, you'll be able to demonstrate in-demand graduate skills such as high order analysis, research skills, problem-solving, interpersonal awareness, communication skills, the ability to develop arguments supported by relevant evidence, teamwork, and IT and data handling skills.

The final year modules, and the Applied Experience (internship placement) module in particular, maximizes practical abilities to apply knowledge gained through the programme thus ensuring academic, professional and employability skills are developed side by side. 

Numerous career paths are open to BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience graduates. Options include clinical, forensic, occupational, educational, health, sport and exercise psychology, teaching and research in academic departments and other institutions that require technical laboratory expertise.


“There is a need in Greece for more neuropsychologist and the skills gained on this programme will make the graduates highly employable.”

Georgina Angelopoulou, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist and post-doctoral researcher


“There is a current need in Greece for more neuropsychologists to participate in neurosurgery operations, intervention-rehabilitation schools, education, assessment centers and research. With this specialism you can be like any other "regular" psychologist with however a very powerful and distinct characteristic that can open doors both professionally and academically.”

Chryssanthi Andronoglou, MSc

Developmental and Clinical Neuropsychologist


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  • The only Bachelor degree on the Greek market that includes a focus on Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience.
  • Graduates are equipped with many diverse skills to undertake different types of work in the fields of psychology and neuroscience, or to progress to postgraduate training in a variety of specialist areas of Psychology, including neuropsychology or neuroscience.
  • Graduates are well prepared for, and have high chances of being accepted for, postgraduate studies in neuroscience and neuropsychology at prestigious Universities around the world.
  • A highly specialized, supportive and experienced teaching team. On a recent visit to the New York College Athens campus, the British Psychological Society commended the course team on their “approachability and cohesive way of working as a team and supporting the students”.
  • An emphasis on neuropsychological assessment skills, research skills and practical experience, thus enhancing the employability of our graduates.
  • Applicants with a lower level of English can be accepted on the four-year Bachelor programme, the first year of which is taught in Greek. Applicants who meet the language and high school certificate entry requirements are exempt from the Foundation year.

University of Bolton-Greater Manchester

In the 30 best universities in the UK! (Guardian 2024)

The state UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON is located in the Greater Manchester area of England with a history dating back to 1824. According to the Guardian (Best UK Universities 2024 – rankings), το UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON is ranked among the 30 best universities in the UK. Recently, the BBC highlighted the UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON as a model for UK Universities, regarding its operating standards for student safety from the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK Education Secretary Michelle Donelan, from the floor of the House of Commons, referred to the "amazing work the University is doing".

New York College has a franchise agreement under the Greek Ministry of Education legislation and the degree you will receive at the end of your studies is awarded by the University itself.


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