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  • This programme is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of 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.
  • Benefit from excellent facilities, including specialist research equipment and 24-hour computing suites.
  • We are ranked the 5th university in London for Psychology (Complete University Guide 2020).


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, health psychology or 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 individual differences 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 programme is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of The British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of qualification of a second-class honours is achieved.

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, such as Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Organisational Psychology, Critical Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, or Communication and Social Interaction.

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.

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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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