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Applied Psychology

BSc
  • 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 course 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.

Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more

  • 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.
93%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2019

7th

in the UK for satisfaction with teaching

Source: Guardian University Guide 2020

90%

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

Source: DLHE, 2018

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