A Bachelor's or Master's degree with at least a 2.1 or Merit in the UK system (this is the second highest classification after a First/Distinction). Academic results from non-UK institutions will be assessed individually for equivalence to this criterion. The degree does not necessarily have to be in psychology, as long as the requirements described in point 2 are met. You must have taken and passed a minimum of one module of 'statistics' and 'social science research methods'. Students whose degree is from a non-English-speaking institution must meet one of our language test requirements (See our website for details).
Months of entry
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.
Information for international students
Royal Holloway welcomes international students. We are home to a vibrant, cosmopolitan community of 9,800 students from over 120 countries. Around a quarter of our student population comes from outside the UK, creating a stimulating mix of diverse backgrounds and cultures. For more information, visit the International Students website (www.rhul.ac.uk/Prospective-Students/international-students/index.html).
Fees and funding
Prospective students might want to consider applying for scholarships. A number of these available to UK, EU and other international students (See
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Programme Director: Dr Anat Bardi
- +44 (0)1784 443528