- TUITION FEES UK – £9,250 / EU & INT – £14,750 / US – $38,000
- SCHOLARSHIPS Find out more >
- DURATION 4 Years (Full-time) / 4 Years with Foundation inc additional semester (Full-time)
- START DATES September & January
- LOCATION Richmond Hill Campus
- ACCREDITATION Richmond University QAA / Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)
UCAS CODES: 4 YEAR PATHWAY – C880
NEW: 4 YEAR WITH FOUNDATION – RF19
A highly popular programme which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), our BA degree in Psychology will enable you to explore the fascinating world of human behaviour.
Learn about memory, language, creativity, personality, social interaction and brain processes and the reasons for psychological differences between people. Gain a thorough understanding of both the theory and practical application of psychology, as our programme prepares you for a professional career in psychology or any number of career opportunities.
Top reasons to study this programme:
- Learn within the flexible Liberal Arts framework. Choose your own path – find out more about the Liberal Arts
- The BPS accreditation offers Graduate and/or Chartered Membership of the Society and access to the widest range of training, development and employment opportunities
- Equips you with the ability to put theories into practice in one of the following professional areas: counselling, clinical, legal, forensic science
- Provides scientific insights into human and organisational behaviour transferable into areas such as Neuroscience, Law, Management, HR and Marketing Research
- Opportunity to be a member of the only Psi Chi chapter in the UK, the International Honor Society in Psychology
- American liberal arts system provides inter-disciplinary approach which broadens skills and knowledge
- Opportunity to study Counselling Skills parallel to the degree, taught by our Psychology Department Faculty
Watch the programme video
We talk to Professor Ira Konstantinou and student Fadila on the benefits of studying Psychology BA (Hons) at Richmond, The American International University in London.
“We offer a unique opportunity to pursue a BA(Hons) in Psychology under the American liberal arts model, accredited by the British Psychological Society and Chartered by Psi Chi. Our programme supports the development of employability skills by offering a high calibre internship option for students to gain work or research experience outside the institution. We are delighted to be the only Psi Chi Chapter in the UK and the recipients of a Chapter Activity Grant for the student-led project on University-Wide Culture of Wellbeing. We are proud of our students and Faculty who are working with Psi Chi’s Network for International Collaborative Exchange (NICE) contributing to mental health data collected across many countries at a critical time for public health. ”
– Dr Ira Konstantinou, Head of Psychology Department
“The main reason I chose to study Psychology at Richmond is the duality of the programme. The degree focuses on both qualitative and quantitative research which is unique for an Undergraduate programme, as most other Universities focus on only one aspect of research.
The professors on both campuses are very responsive and keen to assist. They understand students’ needs, helping us to achieve our goals. The courses are very interesting and touch upon a wide variety of Psychology theory and application. Moreover, the academics are experienced researchers, active members of professional Psychology societies whose network and connections is extremely beneficial for students.
The way the Psychology programme is tailored, has increased my interest: the academics, the courses and the environment prepare students to go into any field of Psychology, whereas the internship opportunities offered both in London and around the world are key gate openers to kickstart a brilliant career.”
“I’m a Psychology major and I’m currently in my last semester.
During my internship I was a research assistant helping with the Social Relationships Study at SGDP (Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre) in the KCL Denmark Hill campus. The study looks at the gender differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder in adults.
My responsibilities included recruiting the participants, managing data entry, mail merges, and online questionnaires sent to the participants and their parents. I also conducted visits in the participants’ houses and administered a battery of tasks, including IQ, memory, and theory of mind tests. During the visits I also shadowed autism assessments. Back in the office I transcribed and scored the tasks and entered the data in SPSS.
Interacting with the participants has definitely been my favourite aspect of the placement. I really enjoyed getting to know the participants and learning more about ASD. The internship has also benefitted me as now I know what the job of a research assistant looks like and learned how to perform the tasks associated with this position. I also developed a greater sense of professionalism and I’m more confident about my future transition from the classroom into the workplace. In addition, the placement has shaped my future career choices as I am now considering pursuing a career in research.
Overall it was a very good experience and I would recommend every student at Richmond to do an internship if they have an opportunity to do so.”
“I am so glad I chose to study Psychology at Richmond. The Psychology department is exceptionally supportive in both the modules for your degree and your future aspirations. Richmond Psychology has given me a variety of opportunities to expand my horizons, including membership to Psi Chi, the international honours society.”
“I chose Richmond because it gave me the opportunity to expand my horizons, academically due to the dual degree offered and culturally because of the diverse nationalities represented on campus.
My Richmond experience has been unique! What I loved the most is the flexible academic programme, which means that I have been able to take classes that are of interest to me outside of my main area of study.
There is something for everyone, be that academically or outside the classroom. I have had many memorable experiences along the way which will stay with me beyond my time at Richmond”.
“Studying Psychology at Richmond has given me a massive amount of knowledge in not just Psychology, but in statistics and research methods. The rich liberal arts curriculum which Richmond provides, paired with my major classes, mutually benefit each other in allowing me to approach topics and challenges from a variety of different angles”.