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Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need: 

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS code: 

C820

C821 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Welcome to our BSc Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience and discover how we think, learn, and perceive the world around us. Delve into the cutting-edge research, neuro-imaging techniques, and cognitive psychology principles that underpin this dynamic field.

Did you know?

You'll learn from expert researchers in the field, and have access to our state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities.

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Psychology of Resilience and Success
  • Introduction to Psychological Research
  • The Evolution of Psychology
  • Understanding Human Behavior
  • Understanding the Brain
  • Topics and Techniques in Neuroscience

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Understanding the Individual and Society
  • Development and Transitions Across the Lifespan
  • Psychological Research: Design, Analysis and Impact
  • Research and Experiments in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Applied Neuroscience

This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Psychological Practice for Communities and Industry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Independent Research Project
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience of Health and Illness

Skills

This exciting, unique degree will give you the skills to understand the relationship between the human brain and our behaviour, and which areas of the brain support these cognitive functions.

Cognitive neuroscientists explore how the brain and connections in the brain influence our mental processes, including our memory, perceptions and reasoning. Psychologists examine the developmental, psychological and environmental factors that influence our behaviour.

As a Roehampton student, we will ensure you graduate with an expert skillset. This includes:

  • In-depth understanding of human behaviour and the functioning of the brain and its systems.
  • Advanced skills in critical reasoning, analysis, and research as well as interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Professional experience through our work experience module, so you can apply your knowledge and professional skills to your chosen workplace.

Learning

Your learning is tailored to the specific demands of the field of professional psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

This includes:

  • Lectures: develop a critical understanding of theory and empirical research.
  • Seminars and workshops: put your learning into practice with your tutors and fellow students.
  • Laboratory practicals: learn and apply advanced laboratory skills.
  • Discussions, debates and group projects: explore psychology and cognitive neuroscience in the real world, as well as the latest advancements in the field.

Check out the state-of-the-art psychological laboratories where you will be studying. 

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Accreditation by the British Psychological Society:

This programme is seeking accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This means, if you graduate with at least a 2:2 you’ll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS – which is an essential first step if you want to go on to become a Charted Psychologist.

The University of Roehampton London’s BSc Psychology has been accredited and commended by the BPS for many years. This new, innovative programme is pending accreditation, and has been designed to meet BPS criteria. This also means our teaching is of the highest standard, and you’ll receive excellent levels of support within our School.

Assessment

Through your specialised understanding of psychology and cognitive neuroscience, you’ll become an expert in applying theory to the real-world, advancing your academic and professional skills.

You’ll complete portfolios, case studies, presentations and research studies, which replicate the working world of neuroscience and prepare you for your career.

In your third year you’ll also complete an independent research project, allowing you to specialise and explore an area of psychology and cognitive neuroscience you are passionate about.

Career

You’ll be prepared to go into a range of careers and industries.

This includes:

  • Scientific research and teaching in neuroscience and psychology.
  • Further study in order to become a forensic, health, counselling, sport, occupational, educational or clinical psychologist.
  • Pharmaceutical industry, including drug development, biotechnology and bioinformatics.
  • Clinical and Healthcare sector.
  • Data science.
  • Health Science and Health Services Research.
  • Science communication, including museum work, public engagement and scientific publishing.

Your potential roles could be:

  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Biotechologist
  • Pharmaceutical researcher

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements

GCSE (or equivalent) requirement: Maths, Grade C/4.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE (or equivalent) requirement: Maths, Grade C/4.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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