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.

“We are pleased to confirm that all our pathway programmes will be available online in September 2020 via Study Group’s Virtual Study Centre. This includes our brand new International Year One, the International Foundation Year, as well as all pre-pathway English Language programmes, including English for Pre-Masters leading to our new Pre-Masters Programmes. Students who successfully complete these studies will be eligible to progress into undergraduate or postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2021 and we look forward to welcoming them to our global community.”

Prof. Ken Badcock
Senior Vice-Principal (Academic Strategy, Partnerships and Resources)

Undergraduate pathways

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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. Find out which pathway is best for the start of your university career.

Postgraduate pathways

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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. Read more about the pathways we offer and how you can reinforce your further study.

We’ll get you to where you want to be – Read our latest guidance for current students, or find out more about online learning.