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Course summary

Learn how the human mind works and affects behaviour whilst developing wide ranging skills which can be applied to a broad range of careers, from education and marketing to clinical psychology and research. Roehampton is in the top 5 London universities in London for Psychology (Complete University Guide). Roehampton’s BSc Psychology is designed with your career in mind. As well as expanding your knowledge of psychology, we’ll teach you to apply this to real-world issues and different industries, and help you develop a range of skills for your future. You’ll develop an excellent understanding of core areas of psychology, including:

  • Social psychology, where you’ll learn how our thoughts and feelings are constructed by the society around us.
  • Developmental psychology, where you’ll study how our behaviours change throughout our lives, from early childhood all the way through to late adulthood.
  • Mental health, including the causes and treatment of different conditions, such as anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
At Roehampton you’ll shape your degree around your own interests and ambitions. You will study cutting-edge topics across psychology and choose what to study in your third year from our wide list of module options. Topics range from autism, forensic psychology, and mental illnesses to communication and social interaction, and children’s cognitive development in the classroom. As well as developing specialised knowledge, careers support and progression opportunities are built into every module. You’ll develop expert skills in advanced data analysis and report writing, take part in and lead research projects, and demonstrate an excellent understanding of human behaviour. You’ll also have the option of taking a work placement year between years two and three, giving you professional experience sought after by employers. 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. Taught on our south-west London campus, on this degree you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Careers Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support, whether you choose to live on campus or commute to us. 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. 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. Our degree is professionally accredited and commended by the British Psychological Society.


In your first year, you 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 optional modules that reflect the research interests and expertise of the teaching team. 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 (eg Positive Psychology, Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Critical Psychology, Health Psychology, and Practical Creativity and Problem Solving).

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13145 Year 1

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Psychology at University of Roehampton - UCAS