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Applied Psychology

  • UCAS code C804
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2020

The course

Are you fascinated by how humans think, feel and interact with each other and the wider world around us? Applied psychology at Royal Holloway University of London takes the study of the human experience and applies it to real-world issues, creating a broader social and occupational context for your academic studies.

You’ll join a department ranked 6th in the UK for research (The Research Excellence Framework 2014), contributing to this cutting-edge research culture with a final year research project. This flexible programme lets you tailor your learning with a range of optional modules in your final year, including Occupational & Organisational Psychology, Human Performance: Work, Sport, & Medicine and The Ageing Brain.

You’ll study in one of the best-equipped psychology departments in the country, enjoying access to an on-site magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner for studying brain structure and activity, instruments for recording electrical changes in the brain (EEG), technology for tracking eye movements and more cutting-edge facilities and equipment. This friendly, inclusive department earned a 96% student satisfaction rating in the NSS 2015, and has been awarded the Athena SWAN Silver Award for its efforts to promote equality and women in science.

Follow your passion for applied psychology and you’ll graduate with highly developed literacy and numeracy skills, making you an attractive prospect for potential employers.

  • Apply the theory and principles of psychology to real-world issues.
  • Understand a broader spectrum of social and occupational contexts.
  • Select from a range of optional modules in your final year.
  • Contribute to cutting-edge research with a final year research project.
  • Graduate with excellent employability prospects in a variety of sectors.

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

Top 20

UK Psychology department

Source: Guardian University Guide


of Psychology graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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