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  • Graduates of our Psychology BSc are entitled to Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society.
  • Learn from the real-life experiences of our expert staff and guest speakers, who include leading psychologists.
  • Apply the skills you learn in Psychology to everyday life and the issues we face in the world today.

Summary

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and its functions. This exciting degree will help you learn more about yourself and others, and give you a deep insight into how the human mind works and affects behaviour.

The British Psychological Society Accredited

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

On this BSc , you’ll develop an excellent understanding of all the core areas of this inspiring field, including biological, social and developmental psychology. You’ll explore how psychology can have a positive impact on people's lives, and learn about the latest developments, in subjects as diverse as neuropsychology and criminal psychology.

Our modules cover a vast range of areas, from cognition, and social and developmental psychology, to specialist fields such as autism, mental health, positive and forensic psychology.

You can learn more about biological psychology, and how the brain, nervous system and other physiological systems interact with mental functions and behaviour. Or focus on personality psychology and abnormal behaviour, or criminal profiling and social media use in connection with psychological theory and practice.

Whatever you opt to study, you will learn from enthusiastic and dedicated tutors, who also practitioners and often involved in the latest research. The impact of the research submitted by our Department of Psychology is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Read more about our research here.

You will benefit from our world-class library, specialist research equipment (including EEG machines and access to an fMRI scanner) and state of the art teaching facilities. A detailed overview of our specialist facilities can be viewed here.

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 to becoming a chartered psychologist.

Year one

  • Build your knowledge of varied aspects of psychology and be introduced to a broad range of topics including child development, cognitive and biological processes, psychological research methods and social psychology.
  • Modules include Psychology in the Real World, which will help you understand how to apply theory to real-life situations; and Psychological Problem Solving, which has a particular focus on supporting and developing your learning journey.

Year two

  • Explore cognitive, social, biological and developmental psychology, and research methods, in greater depth, along with individual differences and psychometrics.
  • Gain a greater understanding of mental health, including how mental disorders are classified, and explore conditions such as autism and schizophrenia.

Year three

  • Undertake a year-long, supervised research project on a chosen topic.
  • Choose the optional modules that most interest you. Recent examples include: Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Body Movement, Gaze and Gesture, the Psychology of Music, Organisational Psychology, Positive Psychology, Critical Psychology, Health Psychology, Practical Creativity, Topics in Cognitive Neuro-Science and Problem Solving.

Here are examples of the modules we currently offer:

Year 1

Single Honours

Mind, Body and Brain (1)
Social and Developmental Psychology (1)
Psychology in the Real World
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
Research Methods and Statistics
Psychological Problem Solving

Combined Honours

Mind, Body and Brain (1)
Social and Developmental Psychology (1)
Research Methods and Statistics

Year 2

Single Honours

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)

Combined Honours

Required modules
Mind, Body and Brain (2)
Social and Developmental Psychology (2)
Individual Differences and Psychometric Research
Research Methods and Statistics (2)

Equalling or minoring in Psychology (not eligible for GBR with BPS)

Optional modules
Mind, Body and Brain (2)
Social and Developmental Psychology (2)
Individual Differences and Psychometric Research
Research Methods and Statistics (2)

Year 3

Single Honours

Compulsory Module
Extended Research Project

Optional Modules
Autism: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Communication and Social Interaction
Cognition and Emotion
Critical Psychology
Health Psychology
Neuropsychology
Organisational Psychology
Positive Psychology
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

Combined Honours

Compulsory Module
Research Project

Optional Modules
Autism: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Communication and Social Interaction
Cognition and Emotion
Critical Psychology
Health Psychology
Neuropsychology
Organisational Psychology
Positive Psychology
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
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

You’ll be equipped to build your career in chartered counselling psychology, or educational, occupational, clinical or forensic psychology. You could pursue specialist work in forensic, educational or clinical psychology, or use the excellent transferable skills our psychology degree provides to work in the commercial, charitable or entrepreneurial sectors.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

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.

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