The broad spectrum of psychology examines the ways in which human beings think, feel, behave and interact. Study Applied Social Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London and you’ll develop an advanced understanding of human social interactions, their origins and their impact on the individual, and equip yourself with knowledge of cutting-edge developments and issues in applied social psychology.
You’ll join a vibrant research community with access to an on-site MRI scanner for studying brain structure and activity, an EEG machine, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) equipment, technology for tracking eye movements, software for creating virtual reality environments and a dedicated baby lab for studying the development of young infants.
You’ll be part of a friendly, welcoming department with an excellent staff-to-student ratio, learning through a combination of seminars, lectures and research led by our expert academics.
You’ll graduate with a Masters degree from an internationally respected department, and acquire a range of analytical, methodological and communication skills crucial for PhD study. Follow your passion for Applied Social Psychology at Royal Holloway and you’ll be well-placed to achieve a rewarding career in your chosen field.
- Develop applicable skills and knowledge to transfer to PhD study and your future career.
- Study in a department ranked 6th in the UK for research (The Research Excellence Framework 2014)
- Gain a range of transferable skills to take into your future career, including highly developed literacy and numeracy skills.
Graduates in Applied Social Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London are well equipped to progress to further PhD study and to careers in applied settings in commercial and governmental organisations. You’ll graduate with a desirable Masters degree from one of the UK’s top psychology departments, and will develop a range of transferable skills including analysis and interpretation of numerical data, insight into human behaviour, critical reading, conducting ethical research and managing research projects.
Our alumni have gone on to enjoy careers in NGOs, organisational psychology firms, consultancy firms and other rewarding fields. Notable Department of Psychology alumni include leading bioscience innovator Professor Jackie Hunter CBE, Terrence Higgins Trust founder Dr Rupert Whitaker, and Dr Christian Jarrett – author of The Rough Guide to Psychology.
- 90% of Royal Holloway graduates within work or further education within six months of graduating.
- Close links with local organisations including the Macular Society, Southern Addictions Advisory Service and Bishop Creighton House provide rewarding placement opportunities.