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Wpsychology tutore are one of the top Psychology Departments in the UK, with excellent ratings both for research and teaching. We offer a varied programme of innovative courses, equipping students with a wide portfolio of transferable skills. Our research and teaching enhance one another, bringing students in touch with the frontiers of psychological knowledge.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) we were ranked 6th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research.

We regularly receive excellent ratings for the quality of our teaching; in the 2015 National Student Survey 96% of students were satisfied with the delivery of our programmes and 99% agreed that staff are good at explaining things. 90% of our students were employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating (Unistats 2015).

We are consistently ranked among the top tier of Psychology Departments in national newspaper league tables and higher education guides.

The Department has excellent facilities for undertaking research in a broad range of areas, with state-of-the-art facilities available, such as MRI, EEG, TMS, eye trackers, cognitive behavioural testing suites, social, clinical, and infant observation labs. We also have strong links with external organisations including hospitals, schools, as well as government, industrial, and charity organisations.

Our friendly and beautiful campus, located in Surrey is just 40 minutes from central London by train, offering a unique environment and ideal setting for university study.




"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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