Why study at Roehampton

  • Apply the skills you learn in psychology to everyday life and the issues we face in the world today.
  • In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the leading national assessment of quality, 100% of the research we submitted was rated “world leading” or “internationally excellent” for its impact.
  • 93% of our graduates in work or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education, 2016 results).
  • Graduates of the Psychology BSc are entitled to Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society.
  • Learn from the real-life experiences of expert guest speakers who are practising psychologists.
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Guardian University Guide 2016).

Course summary

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and its functions. Our degree will help you to learn about yourself and others by studying 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

During the Psychology course, you will develop an excellent foundation for understanding all the core areas of psychology including the biological, social and developmental aspects in a supportive environment. You will also explore how psychology can have a positive impact on people’s lives. The degree content includes contemporary developments in psychology such as clinical aspects of neuropsychology and criminal psychology.

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 BPS. This is the first step required to become a chartered psychologist.

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.

Course content

In your first year, you will be introduced to a range of topics including child development, cognitive and biological processes, psychological research methods and social psychology.

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.

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

What our students say

Layla Rae-Harding - Psychology

"Through this course I have developed skills, such as presenting and working effectively in a group, that I can use in any job."

Layla Rae-Harding
BSc Psychology

Career options

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.

UCAS code




BSc Single Honours
BA/BSc Combined Honours

Single or Combined honours

Entry tariff

2017 entry: 120 points*

*New style UCAS tariff. Find out more

Specific entry requirements

General entry requirements




3 years (full-time), 5–7 years (part-time)

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2016; UK/EU)

£12,500 (2016; International)

Cash scholarships and bursaries available

Key Information Set

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