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Psychology

BSc
  • UCAS code C800
  • Option 3 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 three-year programme and you will be able to customise your learning in your final year, selecting from a number of optional modules including Consciousness & Cognition, Human Neuropsychology and Criminal and Forensic Psychology.

You’ll study in 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 a 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. 

Follow your passion for psychology, clinical psychology and mental health and you’ll graduate with excellent employability prospects in a variety of different fields. Notable alumni include the leading bioscience innovator Professor Jackie Hunter CBE, founder of the Terrence Higgins Trust Dr Rupert Whitaker, and Dr Christian Jarrett – author of The Rough Guide to Psychology.

  • Study the most up-to-date and exciting findings in psychology.
  • Learn with internationally recognised experts in their fields.
  • Develop psychological research skills and practice how to think critically about research.
  • Benefit from the department’s advanced research facilities.
  • Customise your degree in your final year, selecting from a number of optional modules.
90%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

Top 20

UK Psychology department

Source: Guardian University Guide, 2018

93%

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

Source: DLHE, 2017

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