Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and its functions. Our 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
On our BSc Psychology degree course, you will develop an excellent understanding of all the core areas of this exciting field, including biological, social and developmental psychology. You will explore how psychology can have a positive impact on people's lives and will learn about the latest developments in the field, in subjects as diverse as Neuropsychology and Criminal Psychology.
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.
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 the British Psychological Society (BPS). This is the first step required to become a chartered psychologist.
This course is designed to help you tackle real-world issues and to give you the skills that employers value, including the ability to present your ideas with confidence. You will graduate from Roehampton with the knowledge and attributes to succeed in a wider range of careers in psychology and beyond.
Our Psychology degree is taught by lecturers who are leading experts in their fields.
* In the Complete University Guide 2018, Roehampton is the highest-ranked modern university in Psychology in London. Modern universities are defined as those granted university status post-1992.
In your first year, you will build your knowledge of varied aspects psychology and will be introduced to a range of topics including child development, cognitive and biological processes, psychological research methods and social psychology. Modules you will study include Psychology in the Real World, which will help you understand how to apply theory to real-life situations.
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. You will also gain a greater understanding of mental health, including how mental disorders are classified and will learn about conditions such as Autism.
In your final year, you will undertake a year-long, supervised research project of your choice. You also have the opportunity to study diverse range of subjects that interest you. Recent examples include Body Movement, Gaze and Gesture; the Psychology of Music; Hands-on Cognitive Science; Neuropsychology; and contemporary developments in the discipline as a whole (Positive Psychology, Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Critical Psychology, Health Psychology, and Practical Creativity and Problem Solving).
Here are examples of the modules we currently offer:
Extended Research Project
Autism: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Communication and Social Interaction
Cognition and Emotion
The Psychology of Music
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Cognitive Development in the Classroom
Practical Creativity and Thinking Skills
Criminal and Forensic Psychology
Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology of Lifelong Learning
Topics in Adult Psychopathology
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.
"Students and staff are often looking for participants for studies, which gives you the opportunity to learn about new ideas in psychology. I think this is great because it really connects the staff and students."
Alexandra Lucy Watts
*In the Complete University Guide 2018, Roehampton is the highest-ranked modern university in London. Modern, or new, universities are defined as those granted university status post-1992.
BSc Single Honours
BA/BSc Combined Honours
Single or Combined honours
GCSE requirement:Maths, Grade C
3 years (full-time)