BSc Psychology

Study the real-life applications of psychology and develop advanced psychological knowledge and professional skills for your career.

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, and 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.

Course details

Discover how the human mind works and affects behaviour, gain research skills and professional experience. Choose an optional one-year paid work placement.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

Roehampton’s BSc Psychology is designed with your career in mind. From your first year with us, you’ll learn about the varied and fascinating careers where your degree will be valued and discover how to apply your psychological knowledge to a range of different fields. You will also take a credited work experience module in year two to build on your CV before graduating.

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.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent), Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience.
Specific entry requirements:

GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade 4/C


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.


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

Compulsory modules

  • Psychology of Resilience and Success
  • Introduction to Psychological Research
  • The Evolution of Psychology
  • Understanding Human Behaviour
  • Psychology in a Changing Society
  • Applying Psychology

Compulsory modules

  • Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Psychological Research: Design, Analysis and Impact
  • Understanding the Individual and Society
  • Development and Transition Across the Lifespan
  • Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology
  • Becoming a Successful Professional

Compulsory modules

  • Independent Research Project
  • Psychological Practice for Communities and Industry

Optional modules

  • Communication and Social Interaction
  • Neuropsychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Conditions
  • Psychology in Education
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology and Addictive Behaviours
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Cognitive Biases in Social and Emotional Processing
  • Psychology of Athlete Development