Royal Holloway vs Kent for BSc Psychology Watch

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Hi, guys

Now I'm considering two universities for psychology and they are Royal Holloway and Kent.
There are some pros and cons between them.

Royal Holloway-
the complete university guide -34th(overall)/ 21st(psychology)
- Guardians 40th(overall)/20th(psychology)
Royal Holloway has interesting psychology academic module highly ranked for research quality in psychology field.
BUT Royal Holloway's overall ranking is keep falling throughout the decade(13th to 34th) and psychology ranking also falling in last 5 years(8th to 21st)
Also around the university there's nothing to do(very quiet)
Royal Holloway is very international university, and apparently there are too Korean students which means i might disturb improving English.(I am Korean😀) Also l experienced that if there are many koreans we stick to each other strongly.
As I heard 70% of students in Psychology course are international students. It doesn't mean they are all Koreans, but I mind this.

Kent
- the complete university guide 22nd(overall)/ 15th(psychology)
-Guardians 16th(overall)/21st(psychology)
Kent fairly good reputation/ Canterbury is also student based on city. good facility . However the modules are just acceptable not that very~~ interesting because I want to study about cognitive psychology but Kent focused on social psychology.
Well, social psychlogy is also interesting but that is not exact one which i want to study.
Kent shows quite up-trend in league tables. especially in graduate prospects category.
However, it has lower level of research quality. and again, the module is not very interesting but acceptable.
So basically I think these two universities have opposite benefits ( academic vs general level of good things)

Can you advise me to choose university. I wish I can get advice from someone who have experience on psychology course for both university.

Ohhh just addtional information, I've got five conditional offers from Royal Holloway, Kent, Loughborough,East Anglia and Essex.

If you recommend the other university among them, please do so
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(Original post by qwer12)
Hi, guys

Now I'm considering two universities for psychology and they are Royal Holloway and Kent.
There are some pros and cons between them.

Royal Holloway-
the complete university guide -34th(overall)/ 21st(psychology)
- Guardians 40th(overall)/20th(psychology)
Royal Holloway has interesting psychology academic module highly ranked for research quality in psychology field.
BUT Royal Holloway's overall ranking is keep falling throughout the decade(13th to 34th) and psychology ranking also falling in last 5 years(8th to 21st)
Also around the university there's nothing to do(very quiet)
Royal Holloway is very international university, and apparently there are too Korean students which means i might disturb improving English.(I am Korean😀) Also l experienced that if there are many koreans we stick to each other strongly.
As I heard 70% of students in Psychology course are international students. It doesn't mean they are all Koreans, but I mind this.

Kent
- the complete university guide 22nd(overall)/ 15th(psychology)
-Guardians 16th(overall)/21st(psychology)
Kent fairly good reputation/ Canterbury is also student based on city. good facility . However the modules are just acceptable not that very~~ interesting because I want to study about cognitive psychology but Kent focused on social psychology.
Well, social psychlogy is also interesting but that is not exact one which i want to study.
Kent shows quite up-trend in league tables. especially in graduate prospects category.
However, it has lower level of research quality. and again, the module is not very interesting but acceptable.
So basically I think these two universities have opposite benefits ( academic vs general level of good things)

Can you advise me to choose university. I wish I can get advice from someone who have experience on psychology course for both university.

Ohhh just addtional information, I've got five conditional offers from Royal Holloway, Kent, Loughborough,East Anglia and Essex.

If you recommend the other university among them, please do so
Not sure if you'll see this but which one did you end up choosing? I'm in the same dilemma two years later haha
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Hi there!
I am a social media student rep for the University of Kent. Firstly, congratulations on your offer to study Psychology at the University of Kent.
If you are struggling to decide between universities, attending applicant days and open days can really help you to get a feel for what life would be like at each one. As you are a Kent offer holder, it is likely that you have been invited on one of our applicant days. If you haven't already, you can book your place on one here; https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/visit...ays/index.html

Also, what can be helpful is speaking to other students who study your chosen subject at Kent to hear their experiences. We have a Unibuddy system where you can do just that, here is the link; https://www.kent.ac.uk/unibuddy/

I hope that this helps! If you have any questions about life at the University of Kent I am more than happy to answer them
(Original post by Everyn_nixe)
Not sure if you'll see this but which one did you end up choosing? I'm in the same dilemma two years later haha
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