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Postgraduate study

Why study a postgraduate degree?

If you have already been to university to gain an undergraduate degree and are thinking about continuing your studies, or learning about a new subject, a postgraduate degree is a great way to further specialise in your chosen degree field. As well as allowing you to focus your knowledge, a postgraduate degree – often called a Masters degree – will improve your employability in certain industries.

The British education system is one of the best in the world, and studying a Masters in the UK can be a fantastic experience. If studying abroad is something you are considering, but would like some preparation before taking on a degree, the Royal Holloway International Study Centre offers several programmes designed to prepare international students to thrive in their studies at a top 25 UK university (The Guardian University League Table 2022).

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We offer face-to-face and solely online programmes at the Royal Holloway International Study Centre, all designed to help you progress to your chosen Masters at the University.

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Read about a range of different study areas that you can progress to study through our pathway programmes.

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Join us on campus

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

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Join us online

If you are studying International Foundation Year and are unable to join us on campus for the start of your programme, you can start online and join us in the UK by 30 June 2022, or study your whole programme online from home*.

Entry requirements

Check the academic and English language requirements you’ll need to study one of our pathway programmes.

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Find out how much it costs to study one of our programmes and how to pay for it.

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Term dates

Our programmes run throughout the academic year and have multiple start dates. Find out when you could begin studying with us.

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