Psychology - BSc (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

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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Why should I choose this programme?

Psychology covers a wide range of topics and captures the public imagination. We are all part of groups, organisations, relationships, and consequently an insight into the workings of human behaviour and motivation is of relevance and interest to us all. The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Integrated Foundation offers a pathway to gaining an understanding of such processes.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Gain a challenging and enjoyable overview of psychology
  • Develop an understanding of the theory and methods involved in studying psychology
  • Benefit from a supportive, student-centred learning environment
  • Learn the skills necessary for success in higher education

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.


This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)


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.

Additional information

Successful completing the Foundation programme means that you can move automatically onto the BSc if you wish to.

The BSc (Hons) Psychology combines theoretical and practical components and builds research skills across the three years, culminating in the final year double-module Research Project.

A careful balance of core and elective modules allows you to gain a thorough grounding in the essential basics of the discipline, in Years 1-2, prior to specialising and pursuing individual interests in Years 2-3.



Foundation Year

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

See module descriptions


BSc (Hons) Psychology

Year 1 and 2 core modules:

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Global Perspectives
  • History and Concepts in Therapies and Counselling Psychology
  • Individual Difference and Society
  • Lifespan 1 and 2
  • Research Methods 1, 2 3 and 4

Year 2 core modules:

  • Lifespan 2
  • Research Methods 3
  • Research Module 4 mini-project

Year 2 elective modules:

  • Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Sport and Performance

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

Future start dates

18 September 2017

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


Fees September 2017

Annual tuition fee: £16,400
Home/EU students advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

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Academic requirements

For entry to the programme, we require five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English.

All applicants must have successfully completed GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted, including:

  • US High School Diploma with a 2.5 GPA
  • HAVO
  • Six WAECs with grades A-C (1-6)
  • Realschulabschluß
  • Apolytirion of Gymnasio
  • Attestat
  • Bachillerato (from Central and South America) 

If you have already successfully completed A Levels, or a recognised Level 3 or Access Programme; the full International, European or Welsh Baccalaureate; or, an equivalent qualification, you may be eligible for direct entry onto your chosen degree programme. 

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information:

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

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For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

For more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

You may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information:

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us:

How to apply

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration page

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy 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:

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course, your background, why you want to study this programme and why you feel you would make a suitable candidate
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at:
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. If you have applied through UCAS, you will also receive official notification through the UCAS system.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

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

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

Once we receive your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation, and (where needed) the relevant visa support documentation.

To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UKVI website (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa): 

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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Future Finance loans

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

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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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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.

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 groundfloor 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.

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Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA



Last updated: 03 February 2017


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Key information

BSc (Hons) with Integrated Foundation
Study mode
Full time
1 + 3 years
Tuition fees
£16,400 *
Yes *
Next start date
18 September 2017
Future start date
Study abroad
Regent's University London

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