Undergraduate programmes

Psychology with Integrated Foundation

BSc (Hons)

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

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  • NamePsychology with Integrated Foundation
  • QualificationBSc (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate, Foundation
  • UCAS CodeC802
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration1 + 3 years
  • Tuition fees£17,000 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2019
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London
  • *For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Integrated Foundation includes one year of Foundation Studies and is designed for those who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the BSc (Hons), or for those who have had a prolonged absence from education.

The foundation year provides a thorough grounding in the subject. It enables you to acquire valuable theoretical and practical experience at a measured pace, as well as the transferable skills important for higher education in general.

The BSc (Hons) emphasises the psychosocial aspects of human behaviour. The programme has a distinctive design and content structure which reflects our expertise and London location.

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Psychology at Regent's was ranked sixth in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.


The four-year BSc (Hons) Psychology with Integrated Foundation includes two 12-week foundation level terms, followed by six 12-week terms at BSc (Hons) level, bringing the programme to a total of eight terms.



Foundation Year

  • Introducing Psychology
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Applied Psychologies
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Research Methods (Experimental Design and Statistics for Beginners)

See module descriptions



Year 1 core modules:

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

Year 2 core modules:

  • Research Methods 3
  • Biological and Evolutionary Psychology
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • History and Concepts in Therapies & Counselling Psychology
  • Research Methods 4 Mini Project
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Life Span 2

Year 2 elective modules:

  • Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Sport, Performance and Expertise
  • Psychology of Humour
  • Psychology of Motivation
  • Psychology of Religion and Belief: Gods, Myths and Miracles

Year 3 core modules:

  • Research Project
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology

Year 3 elective modules:

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

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

The foundation course includes essential study skills and supervised study. It will give you the chance to explore topics in a non-pressurised group environment.

You will have the support of a personal tutor as well as contact with individual academics and a range of academic materials.

In the BSc, different psychological theories and ideas are discussed, and courses include both theoretical and practical components.

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

Academic Calendar

Assessment structure

For the BSc, there are assessment periods at the end of each term and at the end of the year.

You will be assessed through

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


Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed 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

There are many excellent career opportunities open to psychology graduates. A degree in psychology equips you with strong transferable skills including the ability to evaluate evidence, analyse research data, communicate clearly and solve complex problems. These skills are valued highly by employers.

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

About 20% of psychology graduates choose to undertake specialist postgraduate study in psychology and then to work professionally as a psychologist. There are many specialisms from which to choose, including clinical, educational, counselling, occupational, forensic, health, and academic psychologist.

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 at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent including Mathematics. Regent’s receives applications from over 170 countries and assesses all international qualifications, for example, we would make an offer of minimum 2.5 GPA for the American High School Diploma. 

English requirements

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

  • IELTS: Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C / 4 (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)

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.

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 are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Future Finance loans

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

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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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