Department of Psychology

Gain a strong scientific understanding of the mind, brain, and human behaviour at Roehampton, where 100% of our research is rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' for its impact.

Join our Psychology community to collaborate with leading experts and practitioners in mental health, the play therapies, counselling, and psychotherapy.

We offer outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in three distinct areas; psychology, the arts and play therapies, and counselling psychology. Most of our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society and provide you with the skills you need to achieve your career ambitions.



All our BSc courses are accredited by The British Psychological Society, so your degree will set you on your path to a career in psychology.


Those looking to study at Postgraduate level or a PhD will have the chance to learn from researchers in a range of disciplines from humanistic therapy and counselling to child and adolescent mental health.

Short Courses

Further your career with our short courses for professionals.

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You will receive a high level of quality teaching from staff who are world-renowned experts in their field.

Thanks to their expertise as active researchers, we can offer our students the most current and relevant education. They will be able to advise you on different types of therapies and practices based on their first-hand experience.



The Department has an active research community comprising of staff and research students.

Our areas of research expertise are organised into six centres, to further enrich your learning outside of the classroom and give you the chance to explore other psychological concepts that interest you.

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What our students say

Daniel Martin, BSc Psychology and Counselling

"This course is one of the best decisions I ever made. My lecturers are practising psychotherapists and they helped me get a clear vision for my future."

Daniel Martin
BSc Psychology and Counselling

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