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Psychology

BA (Hons) with Foundation

Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2023
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 4 years with Foundation
  • UCAS code: A033
  • Study abroad: Optional

The following course information is for students applying for entry in September 2023. If you're looking to start a similar course in September 2022 at Year 1 (Level 4), refer to BSc (Hons) Psychology

Overview

With the changes and challenges of our age - pandemic, war, new technologies -
comes the need for a challenger education in psychology. What better time to study the mind, mental health and human behaviour than in the context of the rapidly evolving social, economic, technological and cultural world we live in.

BA (Hons) Psychology at Regent's offers an exciting learning environment, giving you
the freedom to think about what psychology is and what it means to you. You will discover vastly different ideas and concepts in psychology - some familiar and some new - from traditional science to the wilder edges of philosophy, fact and fiction in a postmodern world.

You will gain a rich education in classical and contemporary psychological theories, engage in debates about the art and science of psychology, and reflect on how we make sense of how people think, feel and interact with the world.

Through a high level of support and feedback from psychologists, academics, experts and industry guests, the BA (Hons) Psychology offers an agile and networked learning environment, where diversity and inclusion are at the heart of a creative and contemporary curriculum.

With practice-based opportunities in London and industry and enterprise placements and projects, this distinctive course offers a bespoke journey of learning through the classroom and into the real world.

You will emerge with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive difference in working with people in the future - whether through onward postgraduate study; in creative, business, or HR work environments; or through further training towards a career as a psychology practitioner. You will have the support and the freedom to think through your options with imagination and creativity.

Foundation option

In your Foundation year, you'll gain a solid grounding in academic skills and principles, as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area. 

It will provide a rich and varied experience to ensure you're prepared for degree-level study in the UK - ready to develop specialist knowledge and confidently make the most of your course.

Some modules will be taken with students heading towards the same or related subject areas, while others will be taken with a blend of students - enabling you to mix with peers who bring a range of different perspectives and experiences to the classroom.

You'll take two modules related to your subject area and eight shared modules covering key skills like communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, politics, data, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Once you've successfully completed your Foundation year, you'll directly progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree-level course.

This course is subject to validation. 

How to apply

Applying to Regent's is quick and easy. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

If you haven't received your exam results, you can still apply, and we can issue a conditional offer. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

There's still time to submit an application. 

Step 1: Apply

Upload supporting documents

You can upload supporting documents when you apply. If you don't, please email them to [email protected] straight after you complete your application. 

  • 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'll benefit from the course, what contributions you'll 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 to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. To apply for RPL, 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

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 courses, 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 an online call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3: Accept your offer

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

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4: Register 

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 before you arrive, as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register.

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.

Scholarships and funding

There are a wide variety of funding and scholarship opportunities to help you finance your studies. For more information, please visit our scholarships and funding page.

Fees

Tuition fee: £20,500 for the academic year starting September 2023 

Non-refundable advance deposit 

UK students: £1,000
Non-UK students: £4,000

Read more about tuition fees.

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.

What other costs should I budget for?

Fees cover the cost of tuition. You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library holds a limited number of copies of core textbooks and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your course.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study commencing in September
  • For students starting their programme in January the programme spans two separate financial year accounting periods. Fees for the different teaching terms are calculated separately in line with fees charged in each financial year
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • All fee increases are subject to approval of the University Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Study Period Abroad (SPA)

Some programmes at Regent’s University London offer an optional or mandatory Study Period Abroad, for one or two semesters. No SPA can be undertaken in the United States.
 
A student who wishes to attend an “ineligible” school, which includes any school in the USA, will forfeit all funding from that semester going forward and all current loans will become due with immediate effect. For any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please email the US Loans Advisor at [email protected]. For questions regarding what an “eligible” or “deferment only” school is, please  email the IPO office, [email protected] or [email protected] before applying for a programme with an SPA module.

How you will learn

At Regent's, you will have the freedom to explore your interests in a supportive and nurturing environment with interactive classes, one-to-one contact with tutors, specialist facilities, industry opportunities and tailored careers advice - ensuring you develop the skills, experience and confidence you need to succeed. 

The BA (Hons) Psychology course offers a uniquely innovative learning experience. At the centre of your learning will be you - your past, your present and your future - your story will be interwoven into a reflective journey of personal learning and development. 

You will enjoy a rich and rewarding mix of learning activities relevant to psychological work - active participation, listening to your peers, debating, presenting, reflecting and solving problems, developing your research skills and learning through experience.  

You will also take psychology out of the classroom and into London - gaining practical industry and project experience while building your network.  

Most of all, you will change - building the confidence and the practical, academic, personal and interpersonal skills you need to take what you have learned forward into the next stage of your life. 

Year 1: Discover 

Year 1 will be your first chance to discover new ideas and have a go. You will learn how to ask and answer different kinds of questions in psychology and explore popular culture, media, history, philosophy, art and literature through workshops, self-directed learning, small group exercises and debates. You will also learn about language, power and discrimination across the individual and collective systems of psychology. 

Year 2: Apply 

Year 2 will bring your focus to the many ways psychology can be applied to help others in industry and in our technological and socio-cultural ecosystems. Experts and visiting practitioners will offer 'day in the life' insights as you gain soft psychological skills and a real-world grasp of the pathways available to you in the future - exploring these through live engagements, independent learning projects, workshops, life-story and role play. 

Year 3: Create

Year 3 will deepen your critical, reflective and evaluative skills in psychology. You will become psychologically literate and creatively bring together your understanding of theory, research, practice, society and ethics. You will learn about holistic psychological issues such as trauma and life span development, which affect everyone over time and across borders and explore academic, creative, popular and practice-based materials
via workshops, seminars, dialogues and supervision.

Who you will meet

A multi-disciplinary team of dedicated academics, researchers, practitioners and subject experts - all of whom share a common passion for psychology in all its diversity - look forward to welcoming you to Regent's. Alongside the core team, many of whom are national and international leaders in their field, you will learn from academics in other fields such as marketing, fashion and business. You will also network with guests and industry professionals, whose knowledge and experience ensure your classes are shaped by the most current practices.

Your independent learning

Throughout the course, you'll be expected to undertake extra reading, personal research and reflection, as well as preparing work for workshops, presentations and working collaboratively with students in preparation for assessment. 

How you will be assessed

Assessments will build your experience and confidence in many skills and activities relevant to psychology - presenting new ideas, working in groups, analysing problems, building case reports, personal and professional planning, reflection and evaluation. Your assessments will be innovative, creative, constructive and future-focused, and will involve collaborating and networking inside and outside the classroom.

Disability Support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns, including learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism conditions, mobility difficulties and temporary or chronic health conditions. 

Our Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as possible to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us

Entry requirements for integrated foundation 

The minimum entry requirement for Level 3 students is: 

  • One of the following qualifications:  
    • 5 GCSEs at grade A-C or equivalent or Grade 5 average 
    • US High School Year 11 with a minimum GPA of 2.3/4.0  
    • International Baccalaureate Year 1 with a minimum of 24 points 
    • Equivalent qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University and set out in the Admissions Guide and UK ENIC  
    • Applicants who do not meet our A-Level/International Baccalaureate requirements will be considered for the level 3 programme 
  • minimum English language proficiency requirement through one of the following qualifications (or equivalent): 

Qualification 

Subject 

Grade 

GCSE* 

English language 

C (4) 

IB SL or HL* 

English 

US HSD (studied in a majority English-speaking country)*  

English 

D (1.0/4.0) 

IELTS* 

Academic 

5.5 overall and 5.5 in each component 

*qualification satisfies the English language requirements of the UK Immigration and Visas (UKVI) for non-UK/Irish nationals.

Entry requirements without integrated foundation 

The minimum entry requirement for Level 4 students is: 

  • One of the following four qualifications:  
    • Three GCE A-levels at grades A-C 
    • 24 points in the International Baccalaureate 
    • A minimum GPA of 2.5, plus one of the following (applicants with a very strong GPA can be academically referred at the AO’s discretion): 
      • three AP tests with an average grade of 3 or two AP tests with an average grade of 4 
      • three SAT II (Subject Tests) with a minimum score of 500 in each section or two SAT II with a minimum score of 600 in each section 
      • SAT I (Reasoning Tests) with a minimum score of 1800 (600 in each section) 
      • ACT with a composite score of 26 (20 in each section) 
      • Dual Enrolment and College credits (1st Year) - 30 credits with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. 
    • Equivalent qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University and set out in the Admissions Guide and UK ENIC 
  • Minimum English language proficiency requirement through one of the following qualifications (or equivalent): 

Qualification 

Subject 

Grade 

GCSE* 

English language 

C (4) 

IB SL or HL* 

English 

US HSD (studied in a majority English-speaking country)*  

Cumulative GPA 

2.5 

IELTS* 

Academic 

6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component 

*qualification satisfies the English language requirements of the UK Immigration and Visas (UKVI) for non-UK/Irish nationals.

Why choose BA (Hons) Psychology? 

The BA (Hons) Psychology course provides abroad and open education in psychological knowledge and skills, for those who are curious and want to know more about psychology.

You may not yet know what path you want to pursue, and whether this will involve a career in psychology. Perhaps you are simply motivated by understanding what makes people tick, influenced by your own life experiences, friendships or relationships. At Regent's, you will have the support and the freedom to think about all your options with imagination and creativity. 

There are so many pathways and careers available to you upon graduation, both in the UK and internationally. Your options include: 

  • Onward postgraduate (Master's Level 7) study in psychology at Regent's or elsewhere. This could include, for example, community psychology, film and media psychology, psychological therapies, or business and marketing psychology 
     
  • Using your hard and soft psychology skills in a creative, business, marketing, media or human resource career 
     
  • Posts in the wider psychological workforce such as psychological wellbeing practitioners, psychology assistants, mental health workers, or addiction counsellors 
     
  • Further training or apprenticeship pathways towards a career in a helping profession such as psychotherapy, counselling, coaching, nursing, social work, or physical therapies
     
  • Further accredited study towards a career as a practitioner psychologist (clinical, counselling, forensic, health, sports, educational)
     
  • Pursuing a PhD in Psychology at Regent's (a degree validated by the University of Northampton) or elsewhere 

The Regent's Model

We've designed our curriculum for you. Gain a deeply personalised education, designed for you – an innovator, entrepreneur or future leader. Expand your knowledge, skills, practice and thinking with three building blocks:

  • Subject Core: Gain a deep understanding of your field and learn from academics with significant industry experience.
  • Special Electives: Go beyond your core discipline and gain even more future-focused skills. Regent's Special Electives are available to every Undergraduate student, and designed to be hyper-relevant to the world we live and work in – now and into the future
  • Industry & Entrepreneurship: Take on challenges directly from the world of work. Test your ideas, gain close industry connections, and take on real-world projects – all embedded into your course from day one. Work towards a final project, in which you’ll build and develop your unique idea.

In Year 2, you’ll also have the option to study abroad.

Read more about how you'll learn and view a complete list of Special Electives.

The Foundation year has been designed to give you the introductory knowledge and business skills needed to confidently progress to degree-level study. 

Integrated Foundation option

Liberal Arts and Media Foundation

Term 1
Liberal Arts and Media Part I This module will introduce you to the interdisciplinary Liberal Arts ethos. You will engage with the greatest thinking from the arts, humanities and social sciences and examine pressing global issues from various perspectives. You will begin your introduction to essential subject skills and knowledge in preparation to continue onto an undergraduate course. It will also help support you to develop your study skills and abilities in academic English. This module is designed to be taken in conjunction with Part II in your second term of study, where the focus will be on acting, film and media production.
Writing for Success at University This module develops your writing skills and knowledge, to prepare you for success at university. You will consider writing as a process that is shaped by your knowledge of genre, audience and purpose – and you’ll learn to identify common features of successful academic writing.

Engage with motivating writing challenges that support the skills required in the Foundation, and the skills you will need to complete written tasks at degree-level. You will explore aspects such as style, register, structure and referencing, and learn to harness digital tools to aid your writing. In this module, you will take on board feedback and use it to develop further. You will also reflect on the overall process of becoming a more proficient academic writer, all within a supportive classroom atmosphere.

As a result, you be able to approach your assessment tasks with confidence, demonstrating your learning in written tasks across your studies.
Critical Thinking In a world of conflicting ideas and the advent of "post-truth" and "fake news", being able to think critically and investigate information is crucial. This module is designed to improve your critical thinking and reflecting skills. You will learn tools that will help you evaluate information, investigate what is true, differentiate between opinion and fact, and determine strong arguments from weak. Understanding how we know what we know is one of the most fundamental aspects of university education and, in this module, you will develop a foundation in decision-making and reasoning that will help you academically and in your future career.
Cultural Understanding In this module, you will study a range of cultural industries – contemporary, historical, local and global. You will trace how ideas develop in different cultural industries from inception to materialisation, explaining the values that underpin cultural output. You will develop your understanding of the role that curiosity and creativity have played in the development of culture and the technologies used within the cultural landscape. You will consider decision-making processes, gaining an understanding of how cultural industries are created, how culture is mediated and produced, and what impact it has on its human and physical environments. The module will encourage you to engage with specific case studies, and provide a broader understanding of the social, political and economic contexts that contribute to the place of culture in society.
Politics, Society and Citizenship In this module, you will be introduced to the basic principles of politics, society and citizenship. What is society, and how is it shaped by politics? Who are we as citizens? You will explore your political values by examining some real-world problems and debating with other students about how to deal with them. By working with other students, you will explore how political engagement works within and across societies. By the end of the module, you will have the tools to develop a more critical and thoughtful attitude to citizenship, which you will take forward for the rest of your life.
Term 2
Liberal Arts and Media Part II In this module, you will continue to build on the interdisciplinary Liberal Arts ethos, subject skills and knowledge gained in Part I. You will begin to explore performance, film and media production and examine pressing global issues from various perspectives in these fields. The module will further help support the development of your study skills and abilities in academic English for degree-level study.
Communications Communication is the power to inform, persuade and bring people together to enact change. Whether verbal, non-verbal or written, communication is key to your success in university and future career. This module will enable you to improve your own communication and to evaluate the way communication works to convey ideas.

Taking an active approach, you will work through complex stories and messages, finding new ways to communicate simply, clearly and effectively. You will practice observation, understand and evaluate context, and learn to empathise with your audience to craft persuasive and professional outputs.

Reflecting on culture and identity is an important part of understanding the communication environment. You will work with and draw on your own experience, and that of your peers, to acknowledge differences and find connections. You will use collaboration and networking to help develop an individual final output that may use a variety of media.
Cultural Industries In this module, you will study a range of cultural industries, whether contemporary or historical, local or global. Tracing how ideas develop from inception to materialisation in different cultural industries will enable you to explain the values that underpin cultural output. You will develop your understanding of the role that curiosity and creativity have played in the development of culture and the technologies used within the cultural landscape. By considering decision-making processes, you will gain an understanding of how cultural industries are created, how culture is mediated and produced, and what impact it has on its human and physical environment. The module will encourage both an engagement with specific case studies and a broader understanding of the social, political and economic contexts that contribute to the place of culture in society.
Creativity and Entrepreneurship In a business environment, creativity is most often defined as the ability to imagine the unique ideas whilst innovation is defined as the process that transforms the creative ideas into real commercial product or services. Starting from this point of view, this module will help you to critically evaluate how creativity contributes to successful entrepreneurship practice.

Today’s organisations are aware of the importance of entrepreneurial and managerial creativity as a desired behaviour in identifying opportunities that lead to entrepreneurial success. In this module, you will have the opportunity to understand the role of managerial creativity for growth and wellbeing of organisations and in society.

You will cover topics such as innovative organisations; entrepreneurial creativity and decision making; transformational leadership; creative behaviour; employee innovation; and engaging with the creative process in the workplace.
Making Use of Data Data are all around us and play a crucial role in decision-making at all levels and sectors. The analysis and visualisation of data is a key skill in today’s job markets. It is not only the foundation of efficient organisations, but a means unlocking critical insights to inform present and the future operations.

In this module, you will gain a conceptual appreciation of the nature of data in its many forms, and how we use it to enhance daily working processes. You also gain an appreciation of the ethical issues around data governance and representation.

You will gain practical knowledge in data analysis by exploring the broad ecosystem data analytics platforms, and by building up key skills in Microsoft Excel, the most popular data analytics platform in the world. Throughout a series of applied sessions, you will use these skills to effectively explore, visualise, and analyse data of all kinds.

Year 1

Subject Core

Psychology, BA (Hons)
Psychological Enquiry What is psychological science? How do psychologists ask questions and draw conclusions? Why do we need methods and paradigms, and how have these changed over time? This module will introduce you to enquiry in psychology, from experimentation and statistical analyses, through to qualitative, participatory, practice-based, and creative arts-based methods. You will learn about quantitative and qualitative analytic and digital techniques, through exploring examples of published work. You will also use these tools yourself to practice asking the diverse kinds of questions psychologists ask, to explore the data collected and to consider possible conclusions and their relevance to contemporary world.
Roots and Branches in Psychology What are the core perspectives in classical and contemporary psychology? This module provides you with a whistle-stop tour through psychology’s early philosophical and historical beginnings, schools of thought, and key innovators (“roots”), through to its emergence as a multi-faceted group of academic disciplines, and onwards towards the future of contemporary psychology (“branches”). You will explore fundamental approaches and ideas, including your own, to tease out their similarities and differences, and familiarise yourself with the explanatory theories of the classical psychology curriculum – cognitive psychology, social psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences. You will debate contemporary, real-world problems such as the nature-nurture debate, free will versus determinism and the mind-body problem.
Origins of Psychology How does psychology intersect with evolutionary theory? What can we understand about human behaviour through the study of animals? What do we know about the human brain, cognition, and consciousness? Why do we also talk about the mind in psychology? In this module, you will learn about the material basis of psychology in the body, brain and behaviour. Journeying through biological, neurological, comparative and evolutionary psychology, you will explore the origins of behaviour in the architecture and functions of the brain, and how the brain and the body’s activities are measured. You will learn about the biological and neurological origins of emotions, sex and language, and explore classical and contemporary concepts and theories, such as fight or flight, neuroplasticity, epigenetics and philosophy of mind.
Psychology and Mental Health What is mental health? How do we determine the boundaries between health and illness? Can mental health be measured? What makes us vulnerable or resilient? This module brings a reflective and contemporary lens to the fields of psychiatric disorder and diagnosis, exploring debates about classification and measurement in mental health, and introducing biopsychosocial understandings of how problems arise and are maintained. You will discover frameworks for understanding mental health – from ancient philosophy, psychoanalysis and existentialism, through to the classification systems professionals use today to inform treatment, and contemporary topics and contexts such as positive psychology and the wellness industry. Through the framework of your own personal and professional development, you will learn about the importance of listening to experts-by-experience, and explore issues of language, power, and discrimination in mental health, considering individual and collective explanations for wellness or illness.
Exploring Industry and Entrepreneurship The world of work is changing fast; in some sectors, AR, AI and automation have already mechanised the work environment. New and different jobs are rapidly being created, generating fresh industry-related and entrepreneurial opportunities. Global crises have accelerated trends, causing many sectors to rethink their approaches to work.

This module provides you with an introduction to the changes being experienced, and the scope of real-world professional activities in relation to your course. Teaching will be delivered by your course team, led by subject experts, and tailored to reflect industry and entrepreneurship in your discipline.

You will develop an understanding of how changing local and global trends impact the current and future worlds of work. The focus will be on exploring your industry or sector and its future, with a view to informing your own potential career or entrepreneurial journey.

In this module, you will be supported by the experts in the Careers, Enterprise and Industry services and the university careers platform, Handshake.
Learning Perspectives This module will develop your curiosity around your chosen degree specialism and encourages you to become a collaborative, critical and reflective learner. You will explore different approaches and key debates around learning and develop skills essential for university study.   

Learning from key thinkers across cultures and time, you will examine core questions about how and why we learn the way we do. You will gain understanding through the distinct lens of your subject and by comparison and sharing of ideas with students from all degree areas.    

To evidence your learning journey, you will create responses to key questions on the areas of the module you find most relevant and inspiring. The skills, knowledge and approaches to learning you develop in this module will support your Regent’s journey and assist you in becoming an active part of your university community.  

Common Modules

In Year 1, you can choose a mix of London Perspectives, Global Perspectives and language modules – you'll need to take two in total from the lists below.
London Perspectives (Autumn Term) In the London Perspectives module, you will explore London through multiple perspectives including your own cultural background and degree discipline. Taking the city as a learning ground, you will learn about London with a historical and contemporary focus through your degree subject (for example business, arts, fashion and media) and interact with the cultures of London through their symbols and neighbourhoods to investigate their impact on London over time. Using teasers inspired by the city of London (for example, a 'Brick Lane' extract, a segment of a visual product, a music extract), you will consider what makes London a world city. You will go on field trips and visit relevant venues in mixed-group activities where you act as guides to your cultures and/or subject, thereby fostering collaborative learning. The module uses London to explore what may unite, rather than divide, our areas of study. Topics and trips include multicultural London, Roman London, financial London and London of fashion and music. ——— You can also choose a language module instead. Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level.
Global Perspectives (Spring Term) For Language modules, please refer to the list on the course page below. Through this module’s challenges you will complete a number of practical group tasks inspired by contemporary intercultural, political and social issues, and by the concept of global citizenship. You will work with peers to propose and present solutions to dilemmas and global issues. In the first half of the term, groups will be divided based on disciplines and courses of study; in the second half, you will re-group with students from other disciplines. Throughout the collaboration, you will be asked to reflect individually, and to evaluate the benefits and limitations of specific disciplinary approaches versus the potential for creative solutions when working with students across disciplines. ——— You can also choose a language module instead. Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level.
Language Modules
Languages (Grades 1-6) – available Autumn and Spring Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level in every term.

Languages provide you with tools to understand and imagine new worlds and communicate with others. Learning a language opens the door to cultures beyond your own and allows you to bridge the gap between communities and build connections for your life and your career. 


At Regent’s, you will learn languages differently. You will learn in a highly practical way, in order to develop skills for authentic communication. At Regent’s, you will receive individual attention in a supportive atmosphere and learn through collaboration and innovative teaching methodologies.  

  

Whether you want to start learning a new language, develop existing proficiency or prepare yourself to study abroad, these modules will help you develop a multilingual identity.   
Advanced Language for Professionals (Grade 7)  – available Autumn or Spring If you want to work in international or multilingual environments and you already have a higher intermediate level of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish, this module is for you.  

You will learn to apply your existing language skills to the workplace and acquire the practical and linguistic tools to connect, collaborate and communicate effectively in multicultural professional settings.  

Learning in small groups, you will gain knowledge of the countries where the language is spoken and of their work practices and will apply that knowledge to tasks that resemble those in the workplace. You will also develop job-specific linguistic and cross-cultural skills and explore contemporary forms of communication at professional levels. 

Immersed in a unique classroom environment that embodies Regent’s cosmopolitan character, you will experience individual attention in a supportive atmosphere, learn through innovative teaching methodologies and develop your multilingual professional identity. 

Business English: Professional Writing – available Autumn or Spring Every professional journey will benefit from enhanced writing skills allowing you to express yourself and persuade others.  Classes provide opportunities to create written texts (such as work emails, letters, proposals and reports) while developing understanding of writing as a process and how to adapt writing for diverse audiences and purposes. At the same time, you will also consider the impact of choices around tone, style, formality and other key language aspects.  

This module offers a memorable experience of professional writing, harnessing technology use (such as digital word lists, text analysers) and formative feedback, all within a supportive classroom atmosphere.  

As a result, you will be ready to apply what you learn to tasks on this module in your university course or career. You may only take this module once.
Business English/Advanced Business English  – available Autumn or Spring For every prospective 21st century professional, higher-level business English skills are indispensable.  

Whether you study acting or psychology, business or fashion design, this module will develop business English knowledge (grammar and vocabulary) and skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) at upper-intermediate and advanced levels, to enhance your fluency, persuasiveness and effectiveness as a global communicator.   You may only take these module once.

Classes provide opportunities to engage in motivating linguistic challenges (such as discussions, presentations and reports). You will select and introduce business topics of interest and enjoy multiple opportunities for formative feedback, all within a small group, supportive classroom atmosphere.   

The sessions will encourage you to reflect throughout, helping to improve confidence through tasks designed to showcase the full range of business English skills required for success in your future career.   

Advanced Spanish through Film (Grade 8)  – available Autumn or Spring Comics, films, social media posts...we live in a multimodal world where information is conveyed through combinations of visual, written, and spatial modes. If you already have a higher intermediate level of Spanish and wish to develop an ability to understand how images are created and ‘read’, this module is for you. Through close study of a range of films and television series produced in Latin America and Spain, you will enhance your understanding of the sociocultural reality of those countries. You will become familiar with the multimodal framework and apply it to the analysis of audio-visual texts. You will also acquire practical and linguistic tools to discuss and analyse in Spanish, and with a certain level of complexity, any audio-visual product. In addition to expanding on your existing linguistic skills, this module will help you develop new and highly valuable media literacies that can be easily transferred to your subject.

Year 2

Subject Core

Psychology
Psychology in Industry How will your psychology degree equip you to add value and make a positive contribution in the workplace? What kinds of industries do psychology graduates work in? Psychology graduates bring considerable knowledge and skills, increasingly vital and in demand by employers across a wide range of industries, including business, arts, media, human resources, and technology. In this module you will apply a psychosocial lens to wider industry and organisational contexts in which psychological knowledge and skills are used. You will engage with intersectional fields such as marketing psychology, business psychology and the psychology of fashion; learn about the psychological research skills used in industry; and understand why there is increasing demand for soft psychological skills in the modern workforce. You will creatively engage with relevant contemporary issues such as cognitive bias in recruitment, behavioural economics, equality diversity and inclusion, and organisational and systemic dynamics.
Psychology in Practice What is a psychologist and what kinds of things do they do? In this module you will engage with potential future training, academic and research pathways in psychology and consider your own professional development planning. You will learn about the everyday work of people trained in the classical disciplines of applied psychology practice – sports and exercise, health, clinical, counselling, occupational, forensic and educational psychologists – as well as about the changing opportunities in the wider psychological, coaching, and mental health workforce. Opportunities for international psychology training and qualified practice will also be presented, including differences across borders in accreditations and registration, as well as careers in academic and research psychology.
Psychology in Postmodernity What is new in psychology? What are the key areas of theory, research, and practice innovation? What is cutting edge? From its classical roots, psychology has found its way into a diverse range of edges, innovations, and intersections in the increasingly complex, multilayered and postmodern social and technological worlds we occupy. The content of this module will evolve to keep track of new directions and developments in psychology, across specialist fields and in the real world. Through a reflective lens, you will engage with frameworks such as generational demographics in popular culture (Generation X+), postmodern psychology, AI and cyberpsychology, ecopsychology and LGBTQIA+ in psychology to consider the issues, challenges and potential resolutions.
In Year 2, you will also choose one of the following Experiencing Industry & Entrepreneurship modules:
Entrepreneurial Challenge Regent’s University London has been quoted as the UK university with the highest density of business founders. In this module, you will develop entrepreneurial thinking about how to grow your own or others’ entrepreneurial ideas.

You will have the freedom to choose between a range of entrepreneurial challenges and explore enterprise opportunities. In doing so, you will develop your own concepts and create an entrepreneurial plan. In collaboration with others, you will develop your entrepreneurial ideas through creative thinking, research and evaluation.

At the end of the module, you will pitch your idea, bringing your concepts closer to an exciting reality. If you have true ambitions to become a founder, the module will also prepare you to complete an individual entrepreneurial project in your final year.
Placement This placement module gives you the opportunity to experience industry and entrepreneurship in an external organisation. Through an immersive piece of work, either within or outside of your discipline, you will apply your knowledge and intellectual and practical skills to real life challenges to develop a critical appreciation of how an organisation operates and evolves.

These insights, skills and knowledge will not only prepare you for your next level of study, but they will also help you to build the attributes required to realise your future ambitions after graduation.
Industry Challenge In this module, you will experience the challenge and pace of the world of work through a real world or live project, chosen from a menu of industry scenarios. This will give you an insight into the culture, practices and commercial contexts of an industry, field or sector within which the project is situated.

The focus of this immersive experience will be on process, as you engage in team building, collaboration and project management, researching and testing concepts and presenting your concepts to address the industry challenge.

The module will support your personal and professional development so that, when you move into the final year of your course, you will be equipped to complete a significant individual project of your choice.
You can also choose to study a term abroad:
Read more about study abroad We support and encourage our full-time students to study abroad at one of our 60+ exchange partners: the possibilities for new experiences, adventure and personal & professional growth are endless. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Languages and Special Electives

Module Title
Special Elective 1 You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 2 You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 3 or a Language You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.
Special Elective 4 or a Language You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.

Year 3

Subject Core

Psychology
Psychological Literacy in Action How can psychology help us build a better world? Psychological literacy refers to the ability to use psychology across personal, community, societal and global settings to the positive benefit of self and others and represents a core outcome of an undergraduate education in psychology. In this module you will examine psychological literacy by focusing on a holistic topic that spans theory, practice, research, and real-world contexts, at increasing reflective, critical, and evaluative depth. For example, you might explore the contemporary and growing field of trauma, which is informed by developmental psychology and psychoanalytic theory, and represented by widely varied empirical research. Trauma operates across the lifespan, in individual, local and global contexts such as war, pandemic, and the environmental crisis, and is addressed through psychosocial and humanitarian practice interventions. Diverse discourses of trauma (for example victimhood, survivorship, resilience) impact lived experience, and trauma is widely represented in art and literature.
Psychological Interventions What are the different approaches to psychological therapy? In what contexts do we find them? What kinds of problems are covered? How are these addressed? In this module, you will reflect on the work clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists and allied disciplines such as psychotherapists and counsellors undertake in order to help others. Working with your peers and networks, you will creatively examine convergences and divergences between theoretical modalities and paradigms, exploring key issues across diverse client groups, presentations, professions and services. You will evaluate contemporary research in psychological therapy, considering debates in evidence-based practice and practice-based research. The module will also encompass wider psychosocial and health interventions, such as behaviour change interventions, and consider how these impact individuals and society. Overall, this module will amplify the rich and varied arena of psychological intervention, through collaborative learning in and outside the classroom.
Major Project II Major Project II is the second Major Project module in your final year. Following the research and development you undertook in Major Project I, you will realise and complete your work in Major Project ll.

The Major Project is your opportunity to apply your discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning, together with your learning around industry and/or entrepreneurship to a topic of your choice. Through the Major Project, you can realise your ambitions as you prepare to graduate with work that illustrates your aspirations.

You will learn through individual or group supervisions, workshops or studio practice, as appropriate to your project. You may also choose to relate your Major Project to the work you’re completing on your other final year modules.

If you are working on an entrepreneurial project for your Major Project, you may be able to join the Founders Programme, which supports students and graduates interested in starting their own business with tailored guidance, coaching, mentoring, and access to experiential bootcamps and live events.
Major Project l The Major Project is the culmination of your studies. You will study Major Project I in the first term of your final year and Major Project II in the second. Each module comprises 20 credits. Together, the two modules form one project.

The Major Project is a substantial piece of work, drawing on your discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning, together with your learning about industry and entrepreneurship. You will have the freedom to design a self-directed project that reflects your interests and career aspirations. You may also choose to relate your Major Project to work you’re completing on your other final year modules.

In Major Project I, you will start the term developing a proposal for your Major Project, supported by your tutors. Following your proposal, you will begin work on your Major Project, learning through individual or group supervision, workshops or studio practice, as appropriate to your project.

Languages and Special Electives

Module Title
Special Elective 1 You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 2 You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 3 or a Language You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.
Special Elective 4 or a Language You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.

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