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Why choose Psychology at Royal Holloway?

Student satisfaction

Our National Student Survey results are consistently in the top 10%.

Quality, award-winning teaching

Dissertations and research projects are supervised by experts in the field.

World-class research

World-leading research that informs our teaching. We are a top 10 UK department for research excellence according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 results. Our world-class researchers teach at all levels of our degree programmes, giving students the opportunity to learn from researchers at the forefront of the discipline. In addition, we regularly host internationally-renowned Keynote lecturers who are at the forefront of their field of research.

State-of-the-art facilities

Excellent facilities are available for both teaching and research. We have our own magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, used to measure brain activity in experiments. Other facilities include apparatus to stimulate areas in the brain (TMS), instruments for recording electrical changes in the brain (EEG), eye-tracking, body movement tracking, the ability to create virtual reality environments and driving simulations, sleep lab for investigating brain activity during sleep, and a dedicated ‘baby lab’ for studying the development of young infants.

Excellent career prospects

Our varied programme of innovative courses equips students with a wide portfolio of transferable skills, giving you the edge in a competitive world. 93% of our graduates go on to work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE, 2017).

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