Undergraduate programmes

Psychology

BSc (Hons)

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

Years
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NamePsychology
  • QualificationBSc (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • UCAS CodeC801
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration3 years
  • Tuition fees£16,400 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start date18 September 2017
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroadOptional
  • ValidationRegent's University London

Why do we behave the way we do? What is intelligence? Can we define and measure personality? How does the brain allow us to sense, perceive, think and feel? How does prejudice develop and how can it be overcome?

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes, and our BSc (Hons) Psychology programme covers every major branch of the discipline. You will study memory, emotion, language, thinking, sensation, perception, development, social interaction, brain function, health, mental illness and many other behaviours over the course of three years.

As you would expect from Regent’s, our programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the professional body for psychologists in the United Kingdom. We aim to provide smaller class sizes than other universities, along with access to expert staff and a commitment to applying theory to practice.

If you do not yet meet the entry requirements for the BSc (Hons), we offer a four-year integrated Psychology degree. The first year of this degree provides you with a thorough grounding in the subject, enabling you to acquire valuable theoretical and practical experience at a measured pace, and to develop transferable skills that are important for higher education in general. On successful completion of the first year of the programme, you will then enroll onto the three-year accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology programme.

Whatever your career plans, a psychology degree opens doors to wide range of careers. Our graduates go on to enjoy many diverse roles both within and outside of the discipline, and a range of professions and careers is open to you: from the creative industries, management, marketing and business to profession-specific careers in clinical, educational, counselling, health, occupational, and forensic psychology.

 

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Length

The three-year BSc (Hons) Psychology is a full-time programme.

 

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
  • Biopsychology
  • Lifespan 2
  • Research Methods 3
  • Research Methods 4

Year 2 elective modules:

  • Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Sport, Performance and Expertise

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

Study methods

Psychology’s teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, research and statistics laboratory classes, psychophysiology laboratory classes, workshops, and field trips.

You will have the support of a personal tutor from the beginning of your degree and will be able to call on the advice and help of your tutors, module leaders, course leaders and Head of Programme.

You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own experiments and to take part in the experiments of other students and of staff. Notices are regularly posted on line via Psychology’s Blackboard site, The Psychology Lounge.

Psychology students are expected to work independently and we expect our students to develop their understanding of the material they have encountered in classes through extensive further research and additional reading.

 

Assessment structure

Assessment occurs throughout the term. Where modules have examination components, these examinations may either be held in-class (if during the term) or at the end of the term during the University’s examination period.

Each module will have different assessment requirements, depending on the module’s learning outcomes. You will be assessed through:

  • Essays and written coursework
  • Multiple Choice Questionnaire Examinations
  • Individual and group oral presentations
  • Conduct of research in small groups
  • Multi-media presentations
  • Laboratory reports
  • Literature reviews
  • Unseen examinations
  • Research dissertation
  • Reflective report
  • Qualitative reports

 

Student 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

An accredited degree in psychology is your first step towards a career in professional psychology. In order to become a clinical psychologist, educational psychologist, counselling psychologist, occupational psychologist and so on, you will be required to have a good accredited undergraduate degree in psychology and to undergo further, postgraduate training.

For example, if you wished to pursue a career in counselling psychology, Regent’s offers a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology for which an accredited psychology degree is required. Applied areas of psychology include clinical, occupational, educational, counselling, forensic, health, educational psychology, neuropsychology and academic psychology, and all of these professions require additional postgraduate training and qualifications. We have a dedicated psychology careers advisor to help you make your choices and who can advise you with your career planning.

In addition to professional career options, 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 critically, analyse statistical data, communicate clearly and solve complex problems. These skills are valued highly by employers.

Many psychology graduates pursue careers in fields such as the creative industries, education, social services, advertising, marketing, human resources, and the health professions. Mark Zuckerberg, Jon Stewart, Natalie Portman, Mel Smith (director of Mr Bean: The Movie), Wes Craven and Regent’s University London’s VC, Professor Aldwyn Cooper, all studied Psychology.

Academic requirements

For entry directly onto our BSc programme, students must have five GCSE/IGCSE subjects or equivalent with grades A-C, including Maths and English, and two A levels minimum grades C or above. Alternatively we can accept an A Level equivalent or one of the following qualifications:

  • Five Scottish Highers
  • Five Irish Leaving Certificates
  • International Baccalaureate Full Diploma
  • French Baccalaureate
  • German Abitur
  • Italian Maturita
  • US High School Diploma with 3 APs at grade 3 or 2 APs at grade 4
  • Swedish Slutbetyg


Or other international qualifications accepted as fulfilling British University requirements, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC).

If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the BSc, you can consider our 4 Year Integrated BSc, which includes a Foundation Year.

 

English requirements

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 6.0 (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)


If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the BSc, you can consider our 4 Year Integrated BSc, which includes a Foundation Year.

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

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: exrel@regents.ac.uk

18 September 2017

 

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: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • 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): https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

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)


Tuition fees include a monetary value towards the cost of core textbooks.

Scholarships

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

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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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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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.

Full details

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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Events
29 April 2017
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