Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The broad spectrum of psychology examines the ways in which human beings think, feel, behave and interact. Study Applied Social Psychology at Royal Holloway and you will 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 will join a vibrant research community with access to an on'site MRI scanner for studying brain structure and activity, EEG machines, 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 will 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 will graduate with a MSc degree from an internationally leading 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 will be well'placed to achieve a rewarding career in your chosen field.

+ Develop applicable skills and knowledge to transfer to PhD study or to pursue a career in applied settings.

+ 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.

Course Modules

Mandatory modules include: multicultural existence; topics in Psychological Science; Statistics for Research; Adjustment and Wellbeing; Advanced Techniques in Social and Behavioural Research; Psychology in Applied Settings; Social Research Project.

Start Date:

09/2017

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,300 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,500 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £16,300 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in Psychology or a related Social Science subject with evidence of having taken and passed methodological and statistics training at degree level.
  • Applicants will also be considered if they have marginally missed 2:1 or equivalent entry criteria if there is evidence of relevant work experience or professional qualifications in an associated area, provided they can demonstrate that they have achieved 2:1 level or equivalent in statistics and research method modules.
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and no subscore below 5.5