Undergraduate Degree with Foundation Year School of Psychology

Discover how the human mind works and affects behaviour, gain research skills and professional experience. Choose an optional one-year paid work placement.

Entry Tariff

2023/24 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

September 2024 Year 1 entry: 112–120 UCAS points (or equivalent)

September 2024 Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)



C801 (if choosing Foundation Year)


3 years (full-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

4 years (full-time) if opting for Foundation Year entry

Start date

September 2023

Degree Type

BSc (single honours)
Course also available with Foundation Year


These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full time) and may be subject to change.

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

New for 2023: £2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students  

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year  


This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you  

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.



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You'll study the real-life applications of psychology and develop advanced psychological knowledge and professional skills. 

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  • Understand how to solve real-world problems with your knowledge of our mind and behaviour.
  • Research and analysis and how to effectively communicate.
  • Leadership, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and how group dynamics relate to the workplace and wider society.

From your first year, you’ll learn about the fascinating careers where your degree will be valued and how to apply your psychological knowledge to different fields. You will also take a credited work experience module in year two to build on your CV before graduating.

You’ll learn core and contemporary subjects within psychology and have the opportunity to shape your degree around your own interests and ambitions. Topics include:

  • mental health
  • developmental psychology
  • positive psychology and wellbeing
  • social psychology.

You’ll also study contemporary social movements and global crises, currently including Black Lives Matter, climate change, and #MeToo, through a psychological lens.

Our degree is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society. This means if you graduate with at least a 2:2 you’ll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS – an essential first step if you want to go on to become a Charted Psychologist. It also means our teaching is of the highest standard, and you’ll receive excellent levels of support within our School.

How you'll learn

Teaching consists of a mixture of lectures and small group seminars. At least 50% of your teaching will be in seminars, lab classes or workshops, giving you tailored teaching and contact time with your lecturers.

You’ll be learning from our enthusiastic and supportive academic tutors, who are also practitioners and involved in the latest research.

They’ll teach you in our state-of-the-art psychological facilities, giving you first-hand experience using the latest equipment, including our EEGs to record brain activity, eye-tracking software, access to an fMRI, and brain stimulation therapy, including Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

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We're here to help you reach your full potential as a Roehampton student, so you can go on to become a successful graduate. Some of the ways we’ll support you include:

  • Academic Guidance Tutors: You will be allocated an experienced academic as your Academic Guidance Tutor. Your tutor will be on hand to help you through your studies, help you pick your modules, and provide career advice.
  • Student Feedback and Consultation Hours: your lecturers have drop in office hours so you can go to them directly, arrange a video call or email to ask any questions.
  • Study Skills for Psychology: weekly sessions to support all students who want to improve their academic writing, achieve better grades in their essays, overcome exam anxieties, develop further employability skills and fulfil their potential.
  • Revision support: our lectures are delivered on-campus with recordings made available to support your revision.
  • RoeBuddies: all first year students are connected to a second or third year student mentor who offers advice and support.
  • Study skills support: as studying in higher education is different from school and college, our team of Academic Achievement Advisers are here to help and support you in developing the skills to become a successful graduate.
  • Welcoming community: when you join Roehampton’s School of Psychology, you’ll become a part of a supportive community of students and academics. Why not join the Roehampton Psychology Society to connect with your peers and join in with different events, talks, debates and socials?

How you'll be assessed

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You’ll be set authentic assessments, meaning that your projects, tasks and exercises will replicate the working world of psychology, giving you the practical experience of applying psychology to the workplace and allow you to develop expert skills in data analysis, psychological research, and intervention reports.

Between Years 2 and 3, you can also opt for a professional placement year, meaning you have the opportunity to apply for a placement and gain valuable real-world experience.

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Career options

As a BSc Psychology graduate, you’ll be in an excellent position to succeed in careers where psychology is required, including research, counselling and clinical psychology. You’ll also have the skills to succeed in a range of industries where psychology is highly valued:

Becoming a psychologist

Some of our graduates continue on to become practicing psychologists.

To become a Chartered Psychologist, you need to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) by completing a BPS accredited degree. You then go onto further training in the area of psychology that you want to work in, such as Counselling Psychology, Forensic Psychology or Educational Psychology.

Careers outside of psychology

Many of our students choose study psychology as the knowledge and skills you gain provide you with a great foundation for a wide range of careers. You’ll learn about human behaviour, data analysis, communication and teamwork. Some of the careers you could pursue include:

  • Education and teaching
  • Human Resources and recruitment
  • Media, marketing and public relations
  • Research
  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • Business analysis
  • Law enforcement
  • Health
  • Social work
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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We 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.

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

To be confirmed.

September 2023 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,000 £950

Entry tariff

2023/24 entry: Call 0300 303 8320 to find out if you are eligible for this programme in Clearing

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade 4/C.

General entry requirements

UK students

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Course Facilities

Image -  Specialist psychological research facilities  
  Including EEGs which pick up electrical signals in the brain, eye tracking equipment, psychophysiological suites equipped for collecting blood and saliva for research projects, and advanced computer software.   

Specialist psychological research facilities 

Including EEGs which pick up electrical signals in the brain, eye tracking equipment, psychophysiological suites equipped for collecting blood and saliva for research projects, and advanced computer software. 

Image -  Manresa Hall in Whitelands College    
  On top of a 24 hour computer room, the College also has two dedicated quiet study areas.

Manresa Hall in Whitelands College 

On top of a 24 hour computer room, the College also has two dedicated quiet study areas.


Our Students

"I chose Roehampton so I could live and study on a campus university in London, and because of the modern psychology facilities. One of the best aspects of my degree is learning about current research and participating in the research projects of 3rd year students, giving me first-hand experience. The uni has such a warm and loveable community where everyone feels welcome. Studying here really feels like a once in a lifetime opportunity. There’s no other place I could picture myself - I’ve felt like a Londoner since day one." 

Margaritis Drosakis, BSc Psychology

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Our Alumni

Qusai Khraisha

Class of 2017, BSc Psychology

After finishing my Psychology Degree at Roehampton, I worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and am now doing a PhD in psychology at Trinity College Dublin.

It is easy to think of psychology as a purely theoretical discipline, but my degree actually helped me in a lot of practical ways. For example, my role at the UNHCR was about understanding asylum seekers experiences in order to grant them international protection. Understanding how memory works (and the ways it sometimes fails) enabled me to make better judgments on the stories I heard and consequently save many forcibly displaced individuals and their families from being mistakenly rejected.

Other than that, the skills that I gained from writing essays, including synthesising empirical data, critically analysing, and building an argument, proved valuable at every stage of my career and subsequent academic study. Additionally, I believe my degree has equipped me with something that is tremendously advantageous: psychological intuition. It is incredible how many things in the world are about or relate to people. Knowing how to approach problems with the scientific understanding of how the mind, body and brain work makes you better able to navigate complex situations with clarity. For instance, by recognising the cognitive biases that implicitly influence people’s responses, I learned that how you ask a question could matter more than what you ask. 

I have tons of great memories of Roehampton. Still, my favourite one must be when I was Whitelands College President, and the University approved to fund a project I proposed for a new social area in Whitelands. I felt incredibly grateful and accomplished because many students trusted me to help them with the issues they cared about, and I was able to contribute meaningfully to their university experience. Next time you’re at that room - The Sett - remember that it was us students who worked to make it happen.

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