Psychology and Education Practice with Foundation Year at University of Roehampton - UCAS

Course summary

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. Inspired by the fact that around 30% of our psychology graduates go on to work in education, Roehampton is proud to launch this new degree that combines both disciplines to create a uniquely career focused programme of study. BSc Psychology and Education Practice combines the core elements of our newly designed BSc Psychology with key modules from the School of Education's unique new programme, BA Education Practice. The course is seeking accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS) and therefore teaches all the areas of psychology that are required of the BPS, such as developmental, social and cognitive psychology. Alongside this, students will also explore inclusive and holistic approaches to teaching and learning, providing a solid grounding in their journey as education practitioners. In the final year the two disciplines merge as students embark on an education career pathway that focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders and educational psychology. In joining Psychology at Roehampton, you will have the opportunity to become a Mental Health England First-Aider, or train and develop skills in mental health first aid, further expanding your professional development. This course also has the option of a one year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. Subject to gaining BPS accreditation, students graduating with a 2:2 or higher will gain Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) which will qualify them to apply for professional psychology postgraduate programmes as the first step towards a career as a chartered psychologist.


During the foundation year, you will take modules in English and Maths which will develop your core academic and study skills. The syllabus includes a year-long module relevant to your chosen degree subject such as An Introduction to Scientific Thinking. This will provide you with a subject specific knowledge in Psychology which is essential for success in your degree. Year 1 Psychology Modules Psychology of resilience and success Introduction to Psychological Research Evolution of Psychology Understanding Human Behaviour Year 1 Education Modules Understanding inclusion Lifespan development and practice Year 2 Psychology Modules Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience Psychological Research: Design, analysis and impact Understanding the individual and society Development and transitions across the lifespan Year 2 Education Modules Education placement Developing education practice Year 3 Psychology Modules Independent research project Autism and neurodevelopmental disorders Educational psychology Year 3 Education Modules HTLA preparation Becoming a teacher Holistic development and wellbeing These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
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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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Psychology and Education Practice with Foundation Year at University of Roehampton - UCAS