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Psychology

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

2024/25 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

UCAS code: 

C800

C801 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Learn how to solve real-world problems by understanding the human mind, and gain the skills and professional experience you need to stand out.

Did you know?

We are accredited by the British Psychological Society

Accredited by the British Psychological Society

At least 50% of our degree is delivered in small classes, seminars, lab sessions or workshops, so you work closely with your lecturers and fellow students.

Top 3 modern university in London

(Complete University Guide 2025)

Ranked in the top 15% in the world

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2024

#8 in England for undergraduate student satisfaction

National Student Survey 2024

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

Develop your professional skills as you study real-life applications of psychology.

We offer an inspiring undergraduate curriculum, with a focus on mental health, that reflects the world we live in today. During your time with us, you’ll explore:

  • how to solve real-world problems with your knowledge of our minds and behaviour
  • research and analysis, and how to effectively communicate
  • leadership, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and how group dynamics relate to the workplace and wider society.

You’ll work on core subjects within psychology and have the opportunity to shape your degree around your own interests and ambitions.

Topics you’ll study include:  

  • mental health
  • developmental psychology
  • positive psychology and wellbeing
  • social psychology
  • psychopathology.  

You’ll study contemporary social movements and global crises, including Black Lives Matter, climate change and #MeToo, through a psychological lens. You can also choose to take a standalone Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) module in Year 3.  

Right from the start, you’ll explore the fascinating careers open to psychology graduates and learn how to apply your knowledge to different fields. You’ll also take a credited work experience module in Year 2, enabling you to build your CV before you graduate. 

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

Enjoy a personal and practical approach to your studies. 

At least 50% of our BSc Psychology degree is delivered in small classes, seminars, lab sessions or workshops. This increases your contact time with your lecturers and creates a supportive learning community where you can excel. 

You’ll learn through practical activities as well as lectures, with discussions, presentations, teamwork and feedback playing a key role in your studies. 

 

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Our passionate and supportive tutors are also practitioners involved in the latest research in their fields. The work they undertake at our Centre for Research in Psychological Wellbeing (CREW) has a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing at a community, national and international level. 

Our tutors teach in state-of-the-art facilities, giving you first-hand experience of the latest equipment and techniques, including EEGs to record brain activity, eye-tracking software, an fMRI, and brain stimulation therapy, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

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 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.

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 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

Dr Leigh Gibson

I'm an Associate Professor in Biopsychology, a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and Registered Nutritionist, in the School of Psychology.

After a BSc in Psychology and Physiology at the University of London, and a PhD and post-doc at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham on biopsychological influences on food choice and appetite, I held research posts at the Institutes of Neurology and Psychiatry, and UCL. I am currently President of the Food and Health Forum, Royal Society of Medicine.

My research, supported by national and international funding from governments, industry, academia and charities, aims to understand processes controlling people's habitual diet, and their interactions with stress, health, cognitive and emotional well-being; I have authored over 130 publications. I teach across many areas of psychology at all UG and PG levels, especially biological and health psychology, and supervise UG, MSc and PhD/PsychD students in their research dissertations.

Dr Rebecca Gomm

I'm Rebecca and I teach across our postgraduate, professional training and undergraduate programmes.

I teach on the BPS accredited MSc Forensic Psychology and am the Module Convener of Forensic Mental Health and The Criminal Justice Framework. Additionally, I have a substantive teaching role on the Assessment and Consultancy module on the programme. I deliver further teaching and tutorial support across the School of Psychology, including the Research Practice and Portfolio module for our MA Psychological Practice and the Criminal and Forensic Psychology module on our BSc Psychology.

I am particularly interested in practice, evaluation and policy development which are informed, essentially, by service user needs. My research to date has explored the gendered nature of women's offending and desistance, within the context of violence and abuse. Further to this, I have developed research interests in trauma resilience, risk, and also development of practice and policy in relation to practitioner resilience. This relates particularly to working with mental health vulnerabilities within the criminal justice system. These areas have been incorporated within my teaching and supervisory roles.

I am a Director of Studies and also co-supervisor for professional doctorates in Forensic Psychology and Counselling Psychology. I also supervise Masters and undergraduate projects. I have a PhD in Psychology from Durham University, School of Applied Social Sciences and Health (2016).

Dr Giorgio Fuggetta

I obtained my BSc and MSc in Psychology from University of Padua, Italy (2000), and received my Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Verona, Italy (2006).

I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN), University College London (2006-2007), and then a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Leicester (2007-2016), before being appointed to the University of Roehampton London in 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology.

My current research explores the neural mechanisms underlying attentional control processes using electroencephalography (EEG) and Transcranial Magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques. I am also conducting translational research in cognitive and educational psychology, studying the association between individual differences in executive function (EF) skills and academic achievement in adolescence. I teach techniques in cognitive neuroscience to MSc Applied Cognitive Neuroscience students and research methods, statistics and neuropsychology to BSc Psychology students.

Assessment

There are very few formal examinations or essays on our BSc Psychology degree.

Instead, you’re assessed through projects, tasks and exercises that replicate the working world of psychology today. These real-world assessments give you practical experience of applying psychology to the workplace through campaigns, portfolios, case studies and presentations. You’ll also develop expertise in data analysis, psychological research, and intervention reports. 

 Between Years 2 and 3, you can choose to enhance your practical work experience by applying for a year-long paid professional placement. 

Career

Choose the future you want. 

As a BSc Psychology graduate, you’ll have the skills and experience you need to succeed in many different careers, from counselling and clinical psychology to data analytics and marketing. You’ll also be ready to continue on to postgraduate study at Roehampton or elsewhere. 

Becoming a psychologist

Our degree is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). 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 the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. You then go onto further training in your chosen specialism, such as counselling, forensic, clinical or educational psychology.

Alternative careers with psychology

The knowledge and skills you gain on this course – about human behaviour, data, communication, and teamwork – are strong foundations for a wide range of careers. Recent Roehampton graduates have gone on to work in:

  • Education and teaching
  • Human Resources and recruitment
  • Media, marketing and public relations
  • Research
  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • Business analysis
  • Law enforcement
  • Health
  • Social work

Further study

Alternatively, you may choose to apply for one of Roehampton’s highly respected, specialist postgraduate courses. From Applied Cognitive Neuroscience to Forensic Psychology and Play Therapy, each course is designed to help you carve out a meaningful and rewarding career.

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

2024/25 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

Specific entry requirements

GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade 4/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 4/C (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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