Study options

What are you going to do with this time?

Make valuable use of the free time that the past few months have opened up.

You may have had to put many things on hold during 2020, your education doesn't have to be one of them. Now is your time to learn, to develop and be ready for the world. By starting your university education now, you can look forward to achieving your graduation dreams and starting an exciting graduate-level job in just a few short years. Whether your goal is to start your own business, research medical developments, work for an NGO or something in between, this is your future.

Start your postgraduate pathway programme in March 2021 and progress to Royal Holloway University in September 2021

You can choose how you study, either virtually from home or on campus. Our experienced, specialist staff will be available to offer academic guidance, tutorial sessions, careers advice as well as personal and welfare support. We'll get you to where you want to be, the way you want to get there.

Start with us virtually

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If you are unable to join us on campus for the start of your programme, you can either start virtually and join us in the UK later, or study full-time from home.

Join us on campus

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Find out about studying your programme on campus, what to expect from blended learning and tips for preparing to travel.

Prepare for success

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Gain the competitive edge before you start your academic programme with our online preparation course.

Choose how you study

We offer a choice of study options so you can feel confident to start your programme, keep your studies on track and achieve your university goals.

Study virtually from home

You may be unsure about travelling right now, or prefer to study from the comfort of your home. That's why we are offering two flexible options for virtual learning:

  1. Start your programme from home and join us on campus in the UK when you can
  2. Study your whole programme via virtual, teacher-led learning in a vibrant online international community

Studying virtually, you can expect:

  • Virtual teacher-led learning
  • Online international community
  • Experienced teachers and support staff
  • One-to-one support at every stage
  • Supportive staff to help you transition to the UK when the time comes

Join us on campus

If you join us on campus, you can expect:

  • Experienced teachers and support staff
  • One-to-one support at every stage
  • Additional health and safety measures
  • Blended learning, which is a mixture of face-to-face and virtual teacher-led learning

Joining us from September 2021

Our centre is currently open for all students and we are now accepting applications for our September 2021 start dates. Our aim is to get you to where you want to be.

Please note that this information is subject to change. Government guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is regularly changing and therefore we will continue to review and adapt the measures that we’re putting in place to safeguard our staff and students. Students should continue to check government health and travel advice regularly before making any plans to travel. We will continue to communicate with you in the event of any changes.

Start your journey to university now

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.