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  • Graduates of our Psychology BSc are entitled to Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society.
  • Learn from the real-life experiences of our expert staff and guest speakers, who include leading psychologists.
  • Apply the skills you learn in Psychology to everyday life and the issues we face in the world today.

Summary

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and its functions. Our degree will help you to learn about yourself and others, and to understand how the human mind works and how it affects behaviour. One hundred per cent of our Psychology research is rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' for its impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

The British Psychological Society Accredited

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society

On our BSc Psychology degree, you will develop an excellent understanding of all the core areas of this exciting field, including biological, social and developmental psychology. You will explore how psychology can have a positive impact on people's lives and will learn about the latest developments in the field, in subjects as diverse as Neuropsychology and Criminal Psychology. 

We offer diverse and practical modules such as ‘Mind, Body, & Brain’ which teaches biological psychology - the study of how the brain, nervous system and other physiological systems interact with mental functions and behaviour. Other modules include ‘Personality Psychology and Abnormal Behaviour’ which covers different approaches to the studying personality and ‘Psychology in the Real World’ which addresses topical issues such as criminal profiling and social media use in connection with psychological theory and practice.

You will have the opportunity to learn from enthusiastic and dedicated tutors, who are also practitioners. This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and if you graduate with a 2.2 or above, you will automatically gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This is the first step required to become a chartered psychologist.

This course is designed to help you tackle real-world issues and to give you the skills that employers value, including the ability to present your ideas with confidence. Our department has world-class facilities to help you learn, and our staff include leading experts in the field.

You will graduate from Roehampton with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in a wide range of careers in psychology and beyond.

Our Psychology degree is taught by lecturers who are leading experts in their fields.

Find out more about their fascinating research.

In your first year, you will build your knowledge of varied aspects psychology and will be introduced to a range of topics including child development, cognitive and biological processes, psychological research methods and social psychology. Modules you will study include Psychology in the Real World, which will help you understand how to apply theory to real-life situations. 

Cognitive, social, biological and developmental psychology, and research methods are taught in greater depth in the second year, along with personality psychology and abnormal behaviour. You will also gain a greater understanding of mental health, including how mental disorders are classified and will learn about conditions such as Autism. 

In your final year, you will undertake a year-long, supervised research project of your choice. You also have the opportunity to study diverse range of subjects that interest you. Recent examples include Body Movement, Gaze and Gesture; the Psychology of Music; Hands-on Cognitive Science; Neuropsychology; and contemporary developments in the discipline as a whole (Positive Psychology, Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Critical Psychology, Health Psychology, and Practical Creativity and Problem Solving).

Here are examples of the modules we currently offer:

Year 1

Single Honours

Mind, Body and Brain (1)
Social and Developmental Psychology (1)
Psychology in the Real World
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
Research Methods and Statistics
Psychological Problem Solving

Combined Honours

Mind, Body and Brain (1)
Social and Developmental Psychology (1)
Research Methods and Statistics

Year 2

Single Honours

Mind, Body and Brain (2)
Social and Developmental Psychology (2)
Perspectives on Consciousness
Individual Differences and Psychometric Research
Understanding Mental Health
Research Methods and Statistics (2)

Combined Honours

Required modules
Mind, Body and Brain (2)
Social and Developmental Psychology (2)
Individual Differences and Psychometric Research
Research Methods and Statistics (2)

Equalling or minoring in Psychology (not eligible for GBR with BPS)

Optional modules
Mind, Body and Brain (2)
Social and Developmental Psychology (2)
Individual Differences and Psychometric Research
Research Methods and Statistics (2)

Year 3

Single Honours

Compulsory Module
Extended Research Project

Optional Modules
Autism: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Communication and Social Interaction
Cognition and Emotion
Critical Psychology
Health Psychology
Neuropsychology
Organisational Psychology
Positive Psychology
Criminal and Forensic Psychology
Cognitive Development in the Classroom
Practical Creativity and Thinking Skills
Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology of Lifelong Learning
Topics in Adult Psychopathology
Magnetic Resonance—Methods and Applications
Self and Identity

Combined Honours

Compulsory Module
Research Project

Optional Modules
Autism: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Communication and Social Interaction
Cognition and Emotion
Critical Psychology
Health Psychology
Neuropsychology
Organisational Psychology
Positive Psychology
Criminal and Forensic Psychology
Cognitive Development in the Classroom
Practical Creativity and Thinking Skills
Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology of Lifelong Learning
Topics in Adult Psychopathology
Magnetic Resonance—Methods and Applications
Self and Identity

 

 

Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

This course provides the basis for careers in chartered counselling psychology, or educational, occupational, clinical or forensic psychology. You will also be equipped to work in a range of other sectors.

Specialist facilities available for this course

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.