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.
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).
You are introduced to 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 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).
- Criminal and Forensic Psychology
- Autism: An Interdisciplinary Approach
- Social and Cognitive Development: Family to School
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.