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Psychology

Why study at Roehampton

  • Emphasis is placed on employability throughout the course.
  • Teaching is supported by the involvement of practising psychologist speakers who provide real-life examples about their work.
  • You will present your final year at an annual student conference alongside high profile guest speakers.

Home to one of the largest psychological training departments in the country.

The Psychology course at the University of Roehampton offers an exciting range of modules delivered by highly qualified staff with specialisms in their field and who each have a strong commitment to student learning and providing a high quality student experience. The course offers a diverse range of modules with teaching supported by software and equipment used in world-leading research (e.g. Qualtrics survey software. fMRI scanner, TMS and EEG equipment).
This course also confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) to the British Psychological Society for degrees awarded a Second Class Honours and above.

Graduates are entitled to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This programme reflects contemporary developments in psychology such as clinical aspects of neuropsychology and criminal psychology. 100% of our submitted work in the Psychology area was recognised either internationally or nationally. More than 20% of that work was "internationally excellent" (Research Assessment Exercise 2008).

Year-by-year summary

First year

You are introduced to child development, cognitive and biological processes, psychological research methods and social psychology.

Second year

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.

Third year

In the final year, you 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, such as 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).

Example modules

  • Criminal and Forensic Psychology
  • Autism: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Social and Cognitive Development: Family to School

Career options

This degree is an essential first step to becoming a registered psychologist in the area of Clinical, Health, Forensic, Counselling. Other careers options include, education, industry, civil service, prison services, management and counselling.

UCAS code

C800

Level

Undergraduate

BSc Single Honours
BA/BSc Combined Honours

Single or Combined honours

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »

Department

Psychology »

Duration

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

Tuition fees

£8,750 (2014; UK/EU) »

£11,500 (2014; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

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Combinations

Criminology [MC98] »

Related courses

Psychology and Counselling »

Therapeutic Psychology »

Counselling and Psychotherapy MSc »

PsychD Counselling Psychology (BPS accredited) »

Further information

Contact our Enquiries team
enquiries@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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