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"The professors, the courses and the environment prepare students to go into any field of Psychology and the internship opportunities both in London and around the world are abundant and very hands-on!"
Ben E Atzmon - BA Psychology

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BA Degree in Psychology

Programme Overview
The BA degree in Psychology promotes the acquisition and demonstration of conceptual knowledge in the core areas of the Psychology discipline such as development, language, phenomenology, personality theory and individual differences, biological psychology, social psychology, psychopathology, cognitive science, and research methods. Psychology students are expected to progressively integrate theoretical perspectives and empirical findings, use appropriately a variety of research approaches and apply psychological principles in a variety of professional settings such as clinical, counselling, educational and legal.

Students have previously participated in the following internships at:
• The Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL  •  Vision Lab, UCL  •  Anna Freud Centre  •  Mental Health Internship at the NHS  •  Collingham Child and Family Psychiatric Unit  •  The Tavistock Clinic

Ben E Atzmon

I study on this programme

I chose to study Psychology at Richmond specifically because of the duality of the programme. It focuses on both Qualitative and Quantitative research which is unique for an Undergraduate programme because most other Universities focus on only one aspect of research.

The professors are always present on both campuses and are very accessible. They understand the needs of students and are very good at helping us to achieve our goals. The courses are so interesting and there is such a wide variety of Psychology that is taught here. The professors are experienced researchers with external connections in the Psychology profession, which is extremely beneficial for the students!

The Psychology programme has made me even more intrigued about the field of Psychology than I was before. The professors, the courses and the environment prepare students to go into any field of Psychology and the internship opportunities both in London and around the world are abundant and very hands-on!

Ben E AtzmonBA Psychology

Faculty who teach on this programme:

Entry Requirements

Applicants typically must meet at least one of the following academic achievements for successful admission into the University:

  • A Level*: BBC
  • US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
  • International Baccalaureate*: 28
  • BTEC National Diploma*: DMM
  • ABMA Diplomas and Certificates*
  • SAT: 1700
  • ACT composite: 24
  • French Baccalaureate*: 12 Assez bien
  • Abitur (Germany)*: 2.5 – 2.7
  • Esame di Stato (Italy)*: Overall average of 70 or above

University English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • English is the language of instruction at Richmond.
  • To meet the entrance requirements for university study, applicants must achieve a designated level of English language proficiency. All students (with the exception of students whose first language is English) must submit either IELTS or Pearson Academic Test of English results when applying for admission. Results must be current within two years at the time of application. Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional. The University no longer accepts TOEFL.
  • UK Border Agency Language Requirements
  • Non-EU/UK citizens should review the Home Office English language exam requirements and submit the appropriate exam results to us as soon as possible.
  • The UKBA has clear guidelines and requirements. All applicants must achieve the minimum requirements in all 4 components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). The minimum entry requirement for a degree level course is a Common European Framework grade of B2. IELTS and Pearson equivalents are shown below.
  • IELTS – a score of at least 5.5 in each element
    Pearson Academic Test of English – a score of at least 51 in each element
  • For further information, contact the Office of Admissions.
  • Home Office links:
    Home Office – English Language
    Home Office – Approved tests and required results for Level B2

How to Apply

How do I Apply?

If you want to apply to other UK Universities at the same time

The Common Application
If you want to apply to other US (and some UK) Universities at the same time

Direct Application
If you just want to apply to Richmond


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Duration: FT– 4 years (including one year at QCF Level 3)

UCAS Course Code: C880

  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.
  • The programme is validated in the UK by The Open University.
  • Major
  • Minor
  • US Federal Aid is available
  • Student Finance England (SFE) loans are available

Tuition Fees: 2015/16 entry per annum, students from:





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Study Suggestions
A minor in Sociology or Philosophy may add an interesting dimension to your studies.

Richmond University Undergraduate Prospectus