International Study Centre

Pathway programmes

Start your journey to a degree at Royal Holloway

Here at Royal Holloway International Study Centre, our aim is to enhance the higher education experience of international students through subject-focused programmes, designed to facilitate the smooth transition to a degree at Royal Holloway, University of London. Preparing individuals from all around the world for study in one of the UK's top universities, we allow students to make the leap to studying a degree they are passionate about in a new, vibrant environment, and give them the academic and linguistic skills they will need to thrive in the British education system.

Taught by industry professionals and academic experts on campus, our programmes are designed specifically for an international audience, with the inclusion of insightful modules that will expose students to the University's unique syllabus. We offer pathways to both undergraduate and postgraduate study, covering a range of subjects for both options, to ensure our students will achieve their full potential at Royal Holloway.

Flexible study options

You can choose to study your programme on campus or start online from home. Find out more about preparing to study and choosing how you study your programme with us.

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Undergraduate pathways

We offer two types of preparation programme for undergraduate study, with seven pathways in total, which span a range of subjects for progression to many types of degree. Gain insight into your chosen area of study, while enhancing your study abroad experience and improving your study skills.

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Postgradute pathways

Our Pre-Masters Programme gives students four insightful pathways to choose from, opening up plenty of opportunities for progression to a range of postgraduate degrees. Ready yourself for your chosen Masters course by sharpening your academic skills and improving your subject knowledge.

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Online pathway

Our Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme allows students to prepare for postgraduate study without having to travel to the UK. Experience expert teaching and high-quality learning materials and gain the skills for success at Royal Holloway.

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Prepare for success

5 weeks before your selected course you will be automatically enrolled in our Prepare for Success online programme in order to help you get everything you need.