BA Degree in Psychology

Open University validated as BA (HONS) Social Sciences: Psychology with Combined Studies

Richmond is a unique university in which to study Humanities and Social Sciences. When our students arrive in London, they have many questions, which relate to issues of identity, culture, language, religion, society, citizenship, history and consumption - all of which Richmond’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences addresses in its undergraduate programmes.

Richmond’s Psychology programme 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.

Degree Requirements

The Liberal Arts Core Course Requirements (34-41 CREDITS)

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LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS (21 CREDITS)

FHEQ Level 3


    PSY 3100 (3 CREDITS) - Foundations in Psychology

    PSY 3105 (3 CREDITS) - Foundations in Social Psychology

FHEQ Level 4


    MTH 4120 (3 CREDITS) - Probability & Statistics I

    PSY 4200 (3 CREDITS) - Beginning Human Sciences Research

    PSY 4205 (3 CREDITS) - Concept & Hist Issues Psychol

    PSY 4210 (3 CREDITS) - Developmental Psychology

    PSY 4215 (3 CREDITS) - Biological Basis Of Human Behavior

UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS (52-54 CREDITS)

FHEQ Level 5


    PSY 5100 (3 CREDITS) - Human Development

    PSY 5200 (3 CREDITS) - Theories Of Personality

    PSY 5205 (4 CREDITS) - Quantitative Methods In Psych

    PSY 5210 (4 CREDITS) - Experimental Methods In Psych

plus two of the following:


    PSY 5400 (3 CREDITS) - Mind & Language

    PSY 5405 (3 CREDITS) - Psychopathology

    PSY 5410 (3 CREDITS) - Human Sexuality

    PSY 5415 (3 CREDITS) - Psychology and Cinema

    PSY 5420 (3 CREDITS) - Arts Psychotherapies

    MGT 5400 (3 CREDITS) - Organizational Behaviour

FHEQ Level 6


    PSY 6200 (3 CREDITS) - Theories & Systems In Psyc

    PSY 6205 (3 CREDITS) - Developmental Psychopathology

    PSY 6210 (3 CREDITS) - Cognitive Science

    PSY 6391 (4 CREDITS) - Senior Projects Psych I: Quant Methods

    PSY 6392 (4 CREDITS) - Senior Projects Psych II: Qualitative

plus five of the following OR Internship and threeone of the following:


    PSY 6400 (3 CREDITS) - Psychoanalysis

    PSY 6405 (3 CREDITS) - Existential-Phenomenological Psychology

    PSY 6410 (3 CREDITS) - Memory and Awareness

    PSY 6415 (4 CREDITS) - Counselling Theory & Practice I

    PSY 6420 (4 CREDITS) - Counselling Theory & Practice II

    PSY 6962 (6 CREDITS) - World Internship in Psychology

    PSY 6972 (6 CREDITS) - Internship In Psychology

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