Undergraduate programmes

Psychology

BSc (Hons)

Understand and predict human behaviour on this accredited degree programme.

Years
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NamePsychology
  • QualificationBSc (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • UCAS CodeC801
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration3 years
  • Tuition fees£17,000 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2019
  • Future start dateSeptember 2020
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London
  • *For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

If you are curious about why we behave the way we do, Regent’s BSc (Hons) Psychology could be the programme for you.

The Psychology programme at Regent's is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and was ranked 6th in student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey. The programme will give you the chance to study the core areas within psychology, including:

  • Biological psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Historical and conceptual issues in psychology
  • Individual differences
  • Lifespan development
  • Social psychology
  • Research methods and statistical analysis

You will learn to understand how humans behave in different environments by learning about memory, emotion, language, sensation, decision-making, mental illness, social interactions, beliefs and more.

A range of interesting elective modules is available for you to choose from, including sexuality and gender, the psychology of fashion, forensic psychology and counselling psychology. The programme also offers the chance to learn a foreign language in your second year of study.

The programme is both theoretical and practical. You will be able to run your own experiments in our dedicated psychology laboratory equipped with specialist testing cubicles and software. You will have access to specialist software and hardware such as BIOPAC (to record brain electrical activity, heart rate, pulmonary response, and blood pressure), a Tobii eye-tracker, olfactory testing equipment, Coglab, Amos, SPSS, Surveymonkey and Qualtrics. You will also have access to a test library which includes all major psychological tests.

There are also opportunities for field trips. In the past, these have included visits to the Old Bailey, the Freud Museum, prisons, art galleries and others.

In your final year you will conduct an independent research project. To help you succeed in your degree, you will also learn a range of research skills, including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Evaluating evidence
  • Problem solving
  • Research design
  • Statistical analysis

 

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Length

This is a three year, full time programme. Each year is structured in two 12-week terms.

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
  • Biological and Evolutionary Psychology
  • Lifespan 2
  • Research Methods 3
  • Research Methods 4

Elective modules*

  • Foreign language
  • Psychology of Motivation
  • Psychology of Sport, Performance and Expertise
  • Psychopathology
  • The Psychology of Humour
  • The Psychology of Religion and Belief

Year 3

Core modules

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Research Project

Elective modules*

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

*All electives run subject to availability, staffing and student demand

See module descriptions 

You will have a personal tutor throughout the degree who will be able to guide and advise you. Our supportive environment is reflected in Psychology at Regent's ranking in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.

Academic Calendar

Contact hours and expected workload

The amount of time you will spend in classrooms, laboratories and workshops will vary by module. Above and beyond lectures, seminars, laboratory classes and workshops, you will be expected to spend around half of your time on independent study.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by qualified, psychologists through a mixture of:

  • Debates
  • Field trips
  • Laboratory classes
  • Lectures
  • One-to-one tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

All of our full time and fractional staff in Psychology hold higher degrees in Psychology (PhD) and have considerable experience of teaching in Higher Education at all levels. All staff in Psychology are expected to be research-active. Psychology also meets the BPS accreditation programme standard for staffing.

Methods of assessment

You will be assessed through:

  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Individual and group projects
  • Laboratory reports
  • Literature reviews
  • Presentations
  • Research proposals

In most modules, the exam is worth 50% of the final module grade, and coursework the remaining 50%.

Student with disabilities

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

Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS provided that you graduate with at least a Lower Second degree. An accredited degree will enable you to go on to further professional, postgraduate training in psychology and help you develop a career in one of the psychology professions (e.g., clinical, educational, counselling, health, forensic etc).

Many of our graduates go on to pursue postgraduate studies, specialising in a particular branch of psychology.

The programme will also enable you to develop skills that can be used in a range of other careers, such as:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Business & consultancy
  • Data analysis
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human resources
  • Social services

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.

Annual Tuition fee

Starting September 2019: £17,000

 

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000
Non-EU students: £4,000
Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

 

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?

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

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books 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 programme of study.

 

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
  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study
  • 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
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

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, in association with the International Federation of Polo

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 2018/19

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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