Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Psychology covers a wide range of topics and captures the public imagination. We are all part of groups, organisations, relationships, and consequently an insight into the workings of human behaviour and motivation is of relevance and interest to us all. This programme offers a pathway to gaining an understanding of such processes.

You will cover core topics in psychology, such as cognitive psychology, individual differences, research methods and statistics, historical and philosophical ideas in psychology, social psychology, lifespan and development, and the relatively new discipline of positive psychology.

You will have a range of options for specialisation in years 2 and 3, such as psychology of film and theatre, psychology of sexuality and gender, and forensic psychology. In your final year, you will complete a research project.

You will be taught by a team of experienced academic psychologists from different disciplines and will benefit from seminars with guest psychologists.

Register for an Open Day

Why should I choose this programme?

This programme emphasises the psychosocial aspects of human behaviour. It has a distinctive design and content structure which reflects our expertise and London location.


Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Explore a range of areas that are typical of the discipline, including statistics and research methods
  • Develop your interest in the psychosocial aspects of psychology
  • Benefit from a range of dynamic, modern options that allow you to pursue your individual interests
  • Pursue your own independent research in the final year

Future opportunities

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, analyse research data, communicate clearly and solve complex problems. These skills are valued highly by employers.

Many psychology graduates pursue careers in fields such as education, social services, advertising, marketing and human resources, as well as the health professions.

A number of psychology graduates choose to undertake specialist postgraduate study in psychology and then to work professionally as qualified psychologists. Applied areas of psychology include clinical, occupational, educational, counselling, forensic, health, educational psychology, neuropsychology and academic psychology. We have a dedicated psychology careers advisor and a series of career talks by psychologists.  


This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)


The three-year BSc (Hons) Psychology is a full-time programme.

Additional information

The programme combines theoretical and practical components and builds your research skills across the three years. 

You will gain a thorough grounding in the essentials 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 cuminates in a final year double-module Research Project.

Study abroad sandwich year

After your second year, you have the option of spending a year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This provides you with a unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics offered by other institutions and gain international experience. The year abroad does not carry credits towards your degree, and you will be required to return to Regent’s to complete your final year of study.


Year 1 and 2 core modules:

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Global Perspectives
  • History and Concepts in Therapies and Counselling Psychology
  • Individual Difference and Society
  • Lifespan 1 and 2
  • Research Methods 1, 2 3 and 4

Year 2 core modules:

  • Lifespan 2
  • Research Methods 3
  • Research Module 4 mini-project

Year 2 elective modules:

  • Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Sport and Performance

Year 3 core modules:

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Research Project

Year 3 elective modules:

  • Counselling Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Fashion
  • Psychology of Sexuality and Gender

See module descriptions

Elective modules on offer may vary from year to year. Other elective modules offered previously include: 

  • Peace, Conflict and Environment
  • Psychology of Fashion, Fame and Identity
  • Psychology of Film and Theatre
  • Psychology of Music

Future start dates

12 September 2016

Apply online for September 2016


View Academic calendar


Fees Autumn 2016
Annual tuition fee: £15,950
Registration fee: £250 (non-refundable)
Non-EU Advance deposit: £2000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees include a monetary value towards the cost of core textbooks.

» How to pay

Academic requirements

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:

  • Five Scottish Highers
  • Five Irish Leaving Certificates
  • International Baccalaureate Full Diploma
  • French Baccalaureate
  • German Abitur
  • Italian Maturita
  • US High School Diploma with 3 APs at grade 3 or 2 APs at grade 4
  • Swedish Slutbetyg

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.

Subject to your academic eligibility, successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information:

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

– 18/07/2014


For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

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:

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us:

How to apply

Applying to study at RUL 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:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course, your background, why you want to study this programme and why you feel you would make a suitable candidate
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at:
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

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:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

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.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

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.

To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UKVI website (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa):

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate Scholarships

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.

Read more


As part of our public benefit commitment, we want to ensure that no student is 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.

Read more

US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

Read more

Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London

Read more

Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

Read more

Study methods

The programme includes both theoretical and practical components.

Besides lectures, seminars and tutorials you will participate in ‘lab classes’ and learn how to conduct your own psychology experiments, working with other students.

Assessment structure

There are assessment periods at the end of each term and at the end of the year.

You will be assessed through:

  • Academic coursework essays
  • Open-book in-class essays
  • Multiple-choice tests
  • Oral presentations
  • Multi-media presentations
  • Experimental design and statistics assignments
  • Research/lab reports
  • Examinations
  • Reflective reports

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed by stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require groundfloor 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.

Enquire about programme

Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA



Last updated: 27 June 2016


Apply for the programme

Key information

BSc (Hons)
Regent's School of Psychotherapy & Psychology
Full time
3 years
£15,950 *
Yes *
Next start date
12 September 2016 *
Study abroad
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees, scholarships and future start dates

Student spotlight



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.
 - View full profile


EventsAll Events

20 Aug

Undergraduate Open Day

An open day is the best way to find out more about Regent's University London, view our beautiful campus, meet course tutors and try out taster sessions.

22 Oct

Undergraduate Open Day

An open day is the best way to find out more about Regent's University London, view our beautiful campus, meet course tutors and try out taster sessions.

19 Nov

Undergraduate Open Day

An open day is the best way to find out more about Regent's University London, view our beautiful campus, meet course tutors and try out taster sessions.



This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society.