Undergraduate Degree with Foundation Year School of Psychology

Learn how to solve real-world problems by understanding the human mind, body and behaviour, and gain the skills and professional experience you need to stand out in the work force.

Entry Tariff

112–120 UCAS points (or equivalent)

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 2024

Degree Type

BSc (single honours)
Course also available with Foundation Year


These modules are those we currently offer 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.

£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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Develop your professional skills as you study real-life applications of psychology. Complete work placements across years two and three of your degree.

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We offer an inspiring undergraduate curriculum, with a focus on mental health, that reflects the world we live in today. During your time with us, you’ll explore:

  • solving real-world problems with your knowledge of our minds and behaviour
  • contemporary research, methods and analysis
  • communicating effectively across different formats to diverse audiences
  • leadership, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills and team dynamics to prepare you for the workplace and wider society.

You’ll study core disciplines within psychology and have the opportunity to shape your degree around your own interests and ambitions.

Topics you’ll study include:

  • Core BPS GBC curriculum, including cognitive psychology, psychobiology, developmental psychology, social psychology, individual differences, conceptual and historical issues, and research.
  • Health Psychology and Addictive Behaviours
  • Mental health, wellbeing and Clinical Psychology
  • Positive Psychology  
  • Forensic psychology
  • Educational psychology

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

You can also choose to take our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) module in Year 3 to equip you with the skills to thrive in an increasingly diverse and interconnected society.

Right from the start, you’ll explore the fascinating careers that will be open to you as a psychology graduate. You’ll learn how to apply your knowledge to occupations where psychology is required and occupations that value psychology. You’ll also take a credited work experience module in Year 2 and Year 3, enabling you to build your CV before you graduate.

Our degree is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). 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 This is your first step on the path to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

You can also gain additional qualifications throughout your degree, such as a certificate in Mental Health First Aid, to give you a head start in your career.

How you'll learn

Enjoy a personal and practical approach to your studies. 

At least half of our BSc Psychology degree is delivered in small classes, seminars, lab sessions or workshops. This increases your opportunities to interact with your lecturers and creates a supportive learning community where you can excel.

You’ll learn through practical activities, lectures, with discussions, presentations, teamwork and feedback playing a key role in your studies.



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Our passionate and supportive tutors are also practitioners involved in the latest research in their fields. The work they undertake at our Centre for Research in Psychological Wellbeing (CREW) has a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing at a community, national and international level. 

Our tutors teach in state-of-the-art facilities, giving you first-hand experience of the latest equipment and techniques, including EEGs to record brain activity, eye-tracking software, an fMRI, and brain stimulation therapy, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). 


We are a community, and our student support is second to none, with BPS commendations for excellence. Whatever your personal circumstances or ambitions, we’re here to help you realise your full potential. Some of the support we offer includes:

  • Academic Guidance Tutors: you’ll be allocated an experienced Academic Guidance Tutor to support you through your studies, help you pick your modules, and provide career advice.
  • Student feedback and consultation hours: lecturers have drop-in office hours when you can go to them directly, arrange a video call or email to ask questions.
  • Study skills for psychology: these are weekly sessions for all students who want to improve their academic writing, achieve better essay grades, overcome exam anxieties, develop further employability skills, and achieve their goals.
  • Revision support: our lectures are delivered on-campus, but recordings are 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 higher education is different from school and college, our Academic Achievement Advisers are here to help you develop the skills you need at university and beyond.
  • Welcoming community: when you join Roehampton’s School of Psychology, you become part of an inclusive community of students and academics. You can also join the Roehampton Psychology Society to connect with your peers and enjoy a varied programme of events, talks, debates and socials.

How you'll be assessed

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There are very few formal examinations or essays on our BSc Psychology degree.

Instead, you’re assessed through projects, tasks and exercises that replicate the working world of psychology today. These real-world assessments give you practical experience of applying psychology to the workplace through campaigns, portfolios, case studies and presentations. You’ll also develop expertise in data analysis, psychological research, and intervention reports. 

 Between Years 2 and 3, you can choose to enhance your practical work experience by applying for a year-long paid professional placement. 

Career options

Choose the future you want. 

As a BSc Psychology graduate, you’ll have the skills and experience you need to succeed in many different careers, from counselling and clinical psychology to data analytics and marketing. You’ll also be ready to continue on to postgraduate study at Roehampton or elsewhere. 

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Becoming a psychologist

Our degree is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). If you graduate with at least a 2:2 you’ll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS, which is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. You then go onto further training in your chosen specialism, such as counselling, forensic, clinical or educational psychology.

Alternative careers with psychology

The knowledge and skills you gain on this course – about human behaviour, data, communication, and teamwork – are strong foundations for a wide range of careers. Recent Roehampton graduates have gone on to work in:

  • Education and teaching
  • Human Resources and recruitment
  • Media, marketing and public relations
  • Research
  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • Business analysis
  • Law enforcement
  • Health
  • Social work

Further study

Alternatively, you may choose to apply for one of Roehampton’s highly respected, specialist postgraduate courses. From Applied Cognitive Neuroscience to Forensic Psychology and Play Therapy, each course is designed to help you carve out a meaningful and rewarding career.

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.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

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

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

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,750 £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students, and for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

Entry tariff

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

International students

Contextual offers

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  

Need help before you apply?

Course Facilities

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  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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