Undergraduate programmes

Psychology

BSc (Hons)

Explore why humans think, behave and feel as they do. Small class sizes, expert teaching and specialist facilities.

Years
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NamePsychology
  • QualificationBSc (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • UCAS CodeC801
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration3 years
  • Tuition fees£17,000 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2019
  • Study abroadOptional
  • ValidationRegent's University London

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.

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Length

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

 

Modules

Year 1 core modules:

  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Global Perspectives
  • Individual Differences and Society
  • Lifespan 1
  • Research Methods 1
  • Research Methods 2

Year 2 core modules:

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • History and Concepts in Therapies and Counselling Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Lifespan 2
  • Research Methods 3
  • Research Methods 4

Year 2 elective modules:

  • Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Sport, Performance and Expertise

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

Study methods

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.

Academic Calendar

Assessment structure

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:

  • Essays and written coursework
  • Multiple Choice Questionnaire Examinations
  • Individual and group oral presentations
  • Conduct of research in small groups
  • Multi-media presentations
  • Laboratory reports
  • Literature reviews
  • Unseen examinations
  • Research dissertation
  • Reflective report
  • Qualitative reports

 

Student with disabilities

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.

Future opportunities

An accredited degree in psychology is your first step towards a career in professional psychology. In order to become a clinical psychologist, educational psychologist, counselling psychologist, 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.

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding A levels at grades BCC. 

We will also assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent).

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus three APs at grades 4, 3, 3.

English requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the 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:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 

Fees September 2018

Annual tuition fee: £17,000
Home/EU students advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)


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

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Bursaries

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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Future Finance loans

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

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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The Dean of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Excellence Scholarship

The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit. 

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The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship

The University awards two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the Regent’s polo team's development. The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper.

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The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies. 

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

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

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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.

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