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Psychology MSci

MSci
  • UCAS code C801
  • Option 4 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

Psychology is the study of how people think, react and interact. It is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations that underlie such behaviour. It is an important subject because it relates to the whole range of human experience, from visual perception to complex social interactions.

Study psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London and you’ll develop a thorough understanding of theories and approaches to the understanding of human behaviour across different core areas of Psychology, without limiting study to any specific area.

Join our four-year programme and you will be able to customise your learning in your third and final years, selecting from a number of optional modules including Adult Psychological Problems, Consciousness & Cognition, Human Neuropsychology, Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Adjustment and Wellbeing, and Applied Neuroscience.

You’ll join a department ranked 6th in the UK for research (The Research Excellence Framework 2014), learning with academics who are experts in their fields, and contributing your own findings to this leading research culture with your final year research project.

Royal Holloway's Department of Psychology is among the best-equipped psychology departments in the country where post- and undergraduates may benefit from the department's advanced technology. This includes an on-site magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner for studying brain structure and activity, instruments for recording electrical changes in the brain (EEG) and other cutting-edge facilities to augment your learning. 

Our close-knit department scores consistently high satisfaction rates in National Student Surveys, with a high staff-to-student ratio. You will learn through large and small group teaching and within a progressive environment for which the Department of Psychology has been awarded the Athena SWAN Silver Award for efforts to promote equality and women in science.

  • Study and contribute to topics at the cutting-edge of psychological investigation.
  • Develop your particular interests from a wide range of optional modules.
  • Study MSc-level modules and acquire advanced research skills.
  • Graduate with an integrated Masters degree from one of the UK’s leading institutions in psychology.
90%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

Top 20

UK Psychology department

Source: Guardian University Guide

93%

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

Source: DLHE, 2017

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