- Apply the skills you learn in psychology to everyday life and the issues we face in the world today.
- In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the leading national assessment of quality, 100% of the research we submitted was rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for its impact.
- Graduates of the Psychology BSc are entitled to Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society.
- Learn from the real-life experiences of expert guest speakers who are practising psychologists.
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and its functions. Our Psychology extended degree will help you to learn about yourself and others by studying how the human mind works and how it affects behaviour. One hundred per cent of our Psychology research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for its impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society
The extended degree programmes include a foundation year, which will provide you with a sound introduction to key elements needed for studying Psychology at degree level. Our extended degree programme will provide you with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for study. The foundation year is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide you with the subject specific knowledge essential for success.
During this degree, you will develop an excellent foundation for understanding all the core areas of psychology including the biological, social and developmental aspects in a supportive environment. You will also explore how psychology can have a positive impact on people’s lives. The course content includes contemporary developments in psychology such as clinical aspects of neuropsychology and criminal psychology.
You will have the opportunity to learn from enthusiastic and dedicated tutors who are also practitioners. This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and if you graduate with a 2.2 or above, you will automatically gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of BPS. This is the first step required to become a chartered psychologist.
We offer diverse and practical modules such as ‘Mind, Body, and Brain’ which teaches biological psychology – the study of how the brain, nervous system and other physiological systems interact with mental functions and behaviour. Other modules include ‘Personality Psychology and Abnormal Behaviour’, which covers different approaches to studying personality, and ‘Psychology in the Real World’ which addresses topical issues such as criminal profiling and social media use in connection with psychological theory and practice.
During the foundation year, you will take modules in English and Maths which will develop your core academic and study skills. The syllabus includes a year-long module relevant to your chosen degree subject such as An Introduction to Scientific Thinking. This will provide you with a subject specific knowledge in Psychology which is essential for success in your degree.
In your first year, you will be introduced to a range of topics including 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 your final year, you will 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. Recent examples include: Autism; Body Movement, Gaze and Gesture; Psychology of Music; Hands-on Cognitive Science; Neuropsychology; and contemporary developments in the discipline as a whole, such as Positive Psychology, Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Critical Psychology, Health Psychology, and Practical Creativity and Problem Solving.
Here are some examples of the various modules we currently offer:
Mind, Body and Brain (2)
Social and Developmental Psychology (2)
Perspectives on Consciousness
Individual Differences and Psychometric Research
Understanding Mental Health
Research Methods and Statistics (2)
Extended Research Project
Autism: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Communication and Social Interaction
Cognition and Emotion
Criminal and Forensic Psychology
Cognitive Development in the Classroom
Practical Creativity and Thinking Skills
Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology of Lifelong Learning
Topics in Adult Psychopathology
Magnetic Resonance – Methods and Applications
Self and Identity
Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.
This course provides the basis for careers in chartered counselling psychology, or educational, occupational, clinical or forensic psychology. You will also be equipped to work in a range of other sectors.
Specialist facilities available for this course
Life at Roehampton
At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.
We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.
We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.