Why do we behave the way we do? What is intelligence? Can we define and measure personality? How does the brain allow us to sense, perceive, think and feel? How does prejudice develop and how can it be overcome?
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes, and our BSc (Hons) Psychology programme covers every major branch of the discipline. You will study memory, emotion, language, thinking, sensation, perception, development, social interaction, brain function, health, mental illness and many other behaviours over the course of three years.
As you would expect from Regent’s, our programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the professional body for psychologists in the United Kingdom. We aim to provide smaller class sizes than other universities, along with access to expert staff and a commitment to applying theory to practice.
If you do not yet meet the entry requirements for the BSc (Hons), we offer a four-year integrated Psychology degree. The first year of this degree provides you with a thorough grounding in the subject, enabling you to acquire valuable theoretical and practical experience at a measured pace, and to develop transferable skills that are important for higher education in general. On successful completion of the first year of the programme, you will then enroll onto the three-year accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology programme.
Whatever your career plans, a psychology degree opens doors to wide range of careers. Our graduates go on to enjoy many diverse roles both within and outside of the discipline, and a range of professions and careers is open to you: from the creative industries, management, marketing and business to profession-specific careers in clinical, educational, counselling, health, occupational, and forensic psychology.
If you are interested in understanding and learning more about the causes and predictors of human behaviour, a Psychology degree at Regent’s is your best choice.
Our professionally-accredited degree introduces you to all the major branches of the subject including cognitive psychology, individual differences, conceptual and historical issues in psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology and research methods.
It also offers you the opportunity to study specific branches of the discipline later on in your degree, specialisms such as Psychopathology, Applied Psychology, Positive Psychology, Sexuality and Gender, and Forensic Psychology.
Our purpose-built, dedicated Psychology Laboratory, comprehensive test library, psychophysiological recording equipment, eye-tracker, statistics software, experiment creation software and olfactory testing equipment provide you with superb facilities to support your learning.
Our thorough research methods and statistics modules ensure that you are provided with the skills required to undertake research in psychology, and with the knowledge needed to interpret and evaluate research findings.
In your final year, you will have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained by completing an original, independent research project.
Our teaching philosophy is based on personal attention: our classes are small, with a maximum cohort size of 25, and group sizes are carefully set according to the type of learning activity.
Every student gets to know their lecturers and peers, and you benefit from more contact time with teaching staff than elsewhere.
The University’s mission is to develop tomorrow’s global leaders: developing you as a future leader in whatever career path you choose, whether it is directly or indirectly linked to psychology, is most effective when done in an intimate learning environment.
Our BSc (Hons) programme is dynamic and intensive, combining classroom study with field work, laboratory experiments, and masterclasses by guest speakers.
We will immerse you in psychology for the duration of the programme, as well as helping you to develop the connections and expertise you need to succeed thereafter.
In addition, other notable benefits of studying psychology include:
See your Programme Learning Outcomes for more detailed information.
An accredited degree in psychology is your first step towards a career in professional psychology. In order to become a clinical psychologist, educational psyhcologist, counselling psychologst, occupational psychologist and so on, you will be required to have a good accredited undergraduate degree in psychology and to undergo further, postgraduate training.
For example, if you wished to pursue a career in counselling psychology, Regent’s offers a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology for which an accredited psychology degree is required. Applied areas of psychology include clinical, occupational, educational, counselling, forensic, health, educational psychology, neuropsychology and academic psychology, and all of these professions require additional postgraduate training and qualifications. We have a dedicated psychology careers advisor to help you make your choices and who can advise you with your career planning.
In addition to professional career options, there are many excellent career opportunities open to psychology graduates. A degree in psychology equips you with strong transferable skills including the ability to evaluate evidence critically, analyse statistical data, communicate clearly and solve complex problems. These skills are valued highly by employers.
Many psychology graduates pursue careers in fields such as the creative industries, education, social services, advertising, marketing, human resources, and the health professions. Mark Zuckerberg, Jon Stewart, Natalie Portman, Mel Smith (director of Mr Bean: The Movie), Wes Craven and Regent’s University London’s VC, Professor Aldwyn Cooper, all studied Psychology.
This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS.
The three-year BSc (Hons) Psychology is a full-time programme.
The BSc (Hons) programme combines theoretical and practical components and builds your research skills across the three years.
You will gain a thorough grounding in the core subjects of the discipline, before specialising in the areas that interest you most, choosing a range of elective modules in your second and third years.
The programme culminates in a final year double-module Research Project.
Year 1 core modules:
Year 2 core modules:
Year 2 elective modules:
Year 3 core modules:
Year 3 elective modules:
Elective modules on offer may vary from year to year. Other elective modules offered previously include:
18 September 2017
Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July.
Fees September 2017
Annual tuition fee: £16,400
Home/EU students advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)
Tuition fees include a monetary value towards the cost of core textbooks.
For entry directly onto our BSc programme, students must have five GCSE/IGCSE subjects or equivalent with grades A-C, including Maths and English, and two A levels minimum grades C or above. Alternatively we can accept an A Level equivalent or one of the following qualifications:
Or other international qualifications accepted as fulfilling British University requirements, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC).
If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the BSc, you can consider our 4 Year Integrated BSc, which includes a Foundation Year.
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We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:
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For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:
If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the BSc, you can consider our 4 Year Integrated BSc, which includes a Foundation Year.
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.
Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.
Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
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Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
You can apply in the following ways:
Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. If you have applied through UCAS, you will also receive official notification through the UCAS system.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer:
Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
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Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
Once we receive your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation, and (where needed) the relevant visa support documentation.
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Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.
As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.
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Psychology’s teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, research and statistics laboratory classes, psychophysiology laboratory classes, workshops, and field trips.
You will have the support of a personal tutor from the beginning of your degree and will be able to call on the advice and help of your tutors, module leaders, course leaders and Head of Programme.
You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own experiments and to take part in the experiments of other students and of staff. Notices are regularly posted on line via Psychology’s Blackboard site, The Psychology Lounge.
Psychology students are expected to work independently and we expect our students to develop their understanding of the material they have encountered in classes through extensive further research and additional reading.
Assessment occurs throughout the term. Where modules have examination components, these examinations may either be held in-class (if during the term) or at the end of the term during the University’s examination period.
Each module will have different assessment requirements, depending on the module’s learning outcomes. You will be assessed through:
Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground-floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible
You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer, if you have not already done so.
Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA
Last updated: 03 February 2017
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I always wanted to study psychology, and I have gained a lot of knowledge and insight to the field. Regent’s is a comfortable environment in which to work and has amazing lecturers. I couldn't think of any better place to go. In the future, I am hoping to either go into clinical psychology or neuropsychology.
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This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society.