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As one of the top psychology departments in the UK, we're consistently ranked among the top tier in national league tables and higher education guides. Our research and teaching enhance one another, bringing students in touch with the frontiers of psychological knowledge. And we offer a varied programme of innovative courses that equip students with a wide portfolio of transferable skills.


  • Ranked sixth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for world-leading and internationally excellent research.
  • Our research is often featured in the international and national media. Browse some recent examples here.


In the 2017 National Student Survey

  • 90% of students were satisfied overall with their experience
  • 93% agreed that staff are good at explaining topics.


  • 93% of our students were employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE, 2017).


Harsimran, PhD student


"I came to the UK to pursue a PhD in Psychology at Royal Holloway, after completing my Masters in India. This decision was influenced by the strong REF ratings of the psychology department and consistent high ranking of the university overall in UK league tables. I couldn’t have made a better choice.

The academic environment is stimulating, with a strong emphasis on high-quality research. The multi-cultural community and student support networks are added benefits. I shall always value my experiences here very highly!"


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