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As one of the top Psychology Departments in the UK, we are consistently ranked among the top tier of Psychology Departments 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 6th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for world-leading and internationally excellent research


In the 2015 National Student Survey

  • 96% of students were satisfied with the delivery of our programmes 
  • 99% agreed that staff are good at explaining topics


  • 90% of our students were employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating (Unistats 2015)




"I came to the UK to pursue a PhD in Psychology at Royal Holloway, after completing my Master’s in India. This decision was influenced by the strong RAE ratings of the Psychology Department and consistent high ranking of the College 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!"

- Harsimran, PhD student


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