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Psychology (Clinical and Mental Health)

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112–120 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS code:

C845

C846 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Discover how the mind works and its impact on behaviour, while developing practical counselling skills and an understanding of how different therapeutic approaches can have a positive impact on people’s lives.

Did you know?

We are accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Roehampton has an international reputation for counselling and therapeutic training. 

Top 6 in London for Counselling & Psychotherapy

(Complete University Guide 2025)

Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

For delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

#1 modern university in the UK for Research

Research Excellence Framework

Foundation Year

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

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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.

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Skills

This exciting course combines core psychology and clinical psychology, alongside practical counselling skills. 

The skills you'll develop include:

  • Specialised skills essential to counselling and psychological therapies, including communication, active listening, paraphrasing and reflecting
  • An understanding of the key aspects of what it is to be human - how we differ, how our childhood can impact our adulthood, and how we can be influenced
  • Advanced research skills, including project management, data management and analysis.

This integration of the scientific understanding of the mind combined with an in-depth knowledge of counselling, psychotherapy and clinical psychology will give you a unique, expert ability to apply psychology to the real world.

When you graduate, you’ll be in an excellent position to pursue postgraduate training in Clinical Psychology or counselling and psychotherapy, or you can use the skills and expertise you’ve gained to succeed in a wide range of professions.

Our modules will teach you:

  • how we process information, communicate, learn, and remember
  • how our biology and the society we live in influences us across our lifetimes
  • the different models of therapy, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and humanistic approaches, and learn how they are used in different settings, such as the NHS, and with different types of people
  • about our mental health, and the impact of factors such as anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma.

Our degree is professionally accredited 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. Your first step on the path to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.  

You can also gain additional qualifications throughout your degree, such as a certificate in Mental Health First Aid, to give you a head start in your career. 

Learning

Learn in a supportive enviornment with an international reputation for psychological training. 

At least 50% of your teaching will be in seminars, lab classes or workshops, giving you tailored teaching and contact time with your lecturers.

You’ll be taught by leading psychologists and counselling experts and practitioners, who bring their real-life experience into the classroom. Lean the factors involved in counselling and therapy, and the reflective skills used in professional practice.

You will also have the opportunity to become a Mental Health England First-Aider, or train and develop skills in mental health first aid, further expanding your professional development.

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We are a community, and our student support is second to none, with BPS commendations for excellence. Whatever your personal circumstances or ambitions, we’re here to help you realise your full potential. Some of the support we offer includes: 

  • Academic Guidance Tutors: you’ll be allocated an experienced Academic Guidance Tutor to support you through your studies, help you pick your modules, and provide career advice. 
  • Student feedback and consultation hours: lecturers have drop-in office hours when you can go to them directly, arrange a video call or email to ask questions. 
  • Study skills for psychology: these are weekly sessions for all students who want to improve their academic writing, achieve better essay grades, overcome exam anxieties, develop further employability skills, and achieve their goals. 
  • Revision support: our lectures are delivered on-campus, but recordings are made available to support your revision. 
  • RoeBuddies: all first-year students are connected to a second or third-year student mentor who offers advice and support. 
  • Study skills support: as higher education is different from school and college, our Academic Achievement Advisers are here to help you develop the skills you need at university and beyond. 
  • Welcoming community: when you join Roehampton’s School of Psychology, you become part of an inclusive community of students and academics. You can also join the Roehampton Psychology Society to connect with your peers and enjoy a varied programme of events, talks, debates and socials. 

Dr Maria Gudbrandsen

Maria has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Roehampton, as well as MSc in Psychiatric Research, and a PhD in Clinical Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (KCL).

Maria is Head of Year 1 for BSc Psychology, and teach across all the BSc Psychology programmes in topics of developmental psychology, neurodevelopmental disorders, and some educational and clinical psychology. She also contributes to to the MSc Applied Cognitive Neuroscience, with a specialty in structural MRI and analysis.

Maria is also conducting her own research at the university, primarily in 22q11.2 deletions syndrome, autism and mental health.

Dr Paul Dickerson

I’m Paul Dickerson, I’m a Principal Teaching Fellow and I started at Roehampton way back in 1991! Even though I have been at the University for nearly 30 years each year still feels fresh. I teach across multiple modules and programmes with a particular interest in qualitative research and social psychology and I want to enthuse everyone about this amazing subject. I love sharing my passion for psychology in all of my teaching and writing and – but don’t tell anyone – I do sometimes share a song I have written for the students that I teach. I have a particular interest in helping you to reach your full potential and I run weekly lunchtime sessions to help with this – use this link https://study.sagepub.com/psychologybrilliantessays to find out about the sorts of things covered. I hope that I will have the opportunity to help you enjoy this wonderful subject as much as I have.

Nichole Proia

I’m Nicole and am a senior lecturer, and I also teach on the Dramatherapy master’s. Although I’ve worked here for 12 years, the reflective and experiential workshops where students delve into their personal process to discover the richness of their inner worlds, still remain the highlight of my week. There are tears and laughter, surprise and adventure, all of which keeps me on my toes and ever curious about each student I meet! I am particularly interested in working with the body in therapy, and holistic approaches to mental and physical well-being. Much of my research focuses on looking at ways in which the body communicates historical trauma and the transformational healing potential of somatic awareness and the reconnection and alignment of mind and body. Use of the beautiful grounds of Roehampton feature in some of our sessions and it gives me such joy to share the natural setting with students as they explore and learn.

Dr Marco Sandrini

Dr Marco Sandrini

Hi, I am Marco! I have been at Roehampton since 2015. I graduated in Experimental Psychology at the University of Padua (Italy). I then obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Verona (Italy) and undertook a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences (University of Trento, Italy) and spent five-years as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (USA), the largest biomedical research agency in the world.

The focus of my research is interventions to enhance memory in aging and reduce the frequency of intrusive memories of trauma using the combination of neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation.

I am primarily involved in the teaching of research methods and statistics and cognitive neuroscience. I am the module convenor for the second year undergraduate module “Psychological Research: Design, Analysis and Impact” and “Use of Cognitive Neuroscience Techniques” for the master in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience

Assessment

Your assessments reflect the real-world of psychology, preparing you for your future. 

There are very few formal examinations or essays on our BSc Psychology (Clinical and Mental Health). Instead, your assessments will include portfolios, case studies, intervention reports and psychological research. 

Between Years 2 and 3, you can also opt for a professional placement year, meaning you have the opportunity to apply for a placement and gain valuable real-world experience.

Career

As this programme combines core psychology with Clinical Psychology, it is unique in giving you the opportunity to pursue multiple career paths depending on your ambitions after graduation.

Your future role could be:

  • Clinical, counselling or educational psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Social Worker
  • Mental health support worker

Open days

Get a real taste of our campus, community and what it’s like to study at Roehampton

Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112–120 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements

GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade C.

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

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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