International Study Centre

Online study

Prepare for study at Royal Holloway from home

With our online pathway programme, you can gain the skills to progress to your chosen Masters degree at Royal Holloway wherever you are in the world. With an online programme, you benefit from the flexibility remote learning allows, while also receiving world-class teaching, delivered by experts.

You will build upon your prior subject knowledge and English language skills with a combination of live lectures and seminars delivered online that can then be accessed at any time, and high-quality learning materials.

Once you successfully complete your programme, and achieve the required grades, you will be ready to progress to your Masters degree with the confidence and skills necessary for success at Royal Holloway, and in your career.

Discover our online programme

Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

Progress to a range of business Masters degrees at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Reasons to study online

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Discover the reasons to study your pathway programme online.

Online programme fees

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Learn how much your programme will cost and how to secure your place.

Online entry requirements

You will need to meet specific entry requirements to be able to join us.

Online semester dates

Find out when you can start your online programme.

How will you learn?

Your online programme at the International Study Centre will consist of:

  • Up to three hours per module per week of live tutorials, seminars, and workshops which are then recorded and made available to re-watch at any time.
  • High-quality learning materials to be used for self-guided study.
  • Discussion forums and message boards where you can engage in healthy debate, share opinions, and be a part of an international community.
  • Weekly webinars hosted by our academic team.

Is online learning right for you?

An online pathway programme gives you flexibility and freedom in the way you study. If you find yourself agreeing with any of the below, an online programme could be for you:

  • I want to gain a qualification that will boost my career prospects and improve my subject knowledge.
  • I have commitments outside of my postgraduate pathway studies that would make studying on campus more difficult.
  • I am self-motivated and like to study at my own pace.

What do I need to study online?

You will need to have a PC or Mac based computer. Whilst it is possible to access and interact with most course content using a tablet or smartphone, these devices will not work for assessments. If you do not have access to equipment, please let us know so that we can support you.


  • Any Microsoft Windows based PC (laptop or desktop, preferably running Windows 10)
  • Web Browser: Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge (Chromium version)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Installation of Zoom for Virtual Classroom


  • Any Apple MacOS based laptop or desktop
  • Web Browser: Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge (Chromium version)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Installation of Zoom for Virtual Classroom

Internet Connection:

Internet connectivity is required for access to all coursework. Internet connectivity could be in the form of a fixed line connection, 3G/4G/5G, wi-fi or other technologies.

  • Minimum: 600kbps download and 600kbps upload speed
  • Recommended: at least 1.5Mbps download and 1.5Mbps upload speed
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