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Why study at Roehampton

  • 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 Psychlogy 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.
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Guardian University Guide 2016).

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).

The British Psychological Society Accredited

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, & 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 the 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 (eg Positive Psychology, Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Critical Psychology, Health Psychology, and Practical Creativity and Problem Solving).

What our students say

"I have developed skills that I can use in any future job such as presenting and working effectively in a group."

Layla Rae-Harding
BSc Psychology

Career options

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.
UCAS code

C801

Level

Undergraduate

BSc Single Honours

Single honours

Entry tariff

64 points

General entry requirements »

Department

Psychology

Duration

4 years (full-time)

Tuition fees

£9,250 (2018; UK/EU)»

£13,000 (2017; International)»

Cash scholarships and bursaries available»

Key Information Set

Key Information Set

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Undergraduate open day

Saturday 18 November 2017