Why study at Roehampton

  • Roehampton the best-ranked modern university in London for Psychology (Complete University Guide 2018).
  • 93% of our Psychology graduates in work or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education, 2016 results).
  • 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.
  • Apply the skills you learn in Psychology to everyday life and the issues we face in the world today.

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).

The British Psychological Society Accredited

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society

During this psychology degree, 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 contemporary developments in the field, in subjects as diverse as 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 the British Psychological Society (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.

You will graduate from Roehampton, which is the highest ranked modern university in London, with the skills you need to succeed in a wider ranges of careers in psychology and beyond. 

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.

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 subjects that interest you. 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 (e.g. Positive Psychology, Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Critical Psychology, Health Psychology, and Practical Creativity and Problem Solving).

What our students say

"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 

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




BSc Single Honours
BA/BSc Combined Honours

Single or Combined honours

Entry tariff

120 points

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »




3 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


Criminology [MC98] »

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Undergraduate open day

Saturday 18 November 2017