Programme spotlight: BSc (Hons) Psychology

23 June 2014

Are you interested in the science behind human behaviour?

Whether you’re interested in a career in social services, advertising, human resources, or psychology itself, our BSc (Hons) Psychology will provide you with the skills to achieve your goal.

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society, combines theoretical and practical components and builds your research 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.

In your second and third years you will choose from a range of elective modules, such as: health psychology, psychology of sexuality and gender, and forensic psychology. In your third year you will produce a final Research Project.

You will be taught by a team of experienced academic psychologists from different disciplines within psychology.

Guest psychologists are also invited to talk in seminar sessions. In Applied Cognitive Psychology for instance, you will learn cognitive theory in lectures, and then meet psychologists who talk to you about how those theories are applied in their work.

We make the most of our central London location, and arrange visits to relevant locations and events. Previously, forensic psychology students have visited Pentonville Prison, and others have visited the Freud Museum.

Career opportunities

This programme will equip you with strong transferable skills which are highly valued by employers in a range of industries, including the ability to evaluate evidence, analyse research data, communicate clearly and solve complex problems.

Or, if you’re interested in a career in psychology, Regent’s offers specialist postgraduate study options to enable you to work professionally as a qualified psychologist. We also have a dedicated psychology careers adviser and arrange a series of talks by psychologists.

Study abroad sandwich year

After your second year, you also 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.

Rikesh Mistry, current student

Regent’s met the academic criteria I had in mind for a university. Then I attended an open day and met my fellow classmates and knew I had chosen wisely. I have found the historical elements of psychology challenging and quite interesting. I’m able to apply the knowledge I’ve gained in this programme to everyday situations. I have now worked two summers in a psychiatric hospital back in Norway as an assistant, and the experience has given me a glimpse of what a psychologist does.

Rikesh Mistry
BSc (Hons) Psychology


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Last updated: 06 June 2018

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Sophie Bertrand

I thoroughly enjoyed studying here as I met so many new people, and think the teaching is excellent. I have a thirst for knowledge and am learning to love psychology more and more. I plan to pursue my passion for psychology after I graduate in either health psychology or child psychology.