International Study Centre

Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme*

Prepare for your postgraduate degree online from home, in just one semester

The Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme is designed to help international students progress to a Masters degree at Royal Holloway in a more flexible way. Over one, two, or three semesters, you will continue to develop the learnings you gained throughout your undergraduate degree via online learning.

Delivered through our online learning experience platform insendi, your programme will be made up of live lectures and seminars, as well as high-quality, self-paced learning materials. All of the live teaching will be recorded and made available to re-watch any time – so you can maximise your academic potential wherever you are in the world.

This programme is perfect for students who want to develop their English language and academic skills prior to travelling to the UK. This programme is available from anywhere in the world, so no matter your personal circumstances, you can continue your academic journey.

Discover your potential

Business Management

This online pathway prepares you for a range of business-related postgraduate degrees at Royal Holloway. Discover your modules, and which Masters you can choose from.

Reasons to study online

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Discover the reasons to study your pathway programme online.

What will you learn?

By successfully completing the Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme, you will be prepared to progress to your Masters degree at Royal Holloway with confidence. You will gain:

  • Improved spoken and written English language skills
  • A more in-depth knowledge of your area of study
  • New methods of studying
  • Employability skills
  • Self-confidence as you study independently.

Progress to Royal Holloway

After successfully completing the programme, and achieving the required grades, you will have the opportunity to progress to your chosen postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Can I study a postgraduate pathway programme face-to-face?

Yes. At the International Study Centre, we also offer a Pre-Masters Programme that is studied face-to-face on our UK campus. You can learn more about the programme here.

*subject to programme approval

Entry requirements

Check the academic and English language requirements you will need to meet to study our online programme.


Learn how much it costs to study your chosen programme, and how to pay.

Semester dates

There are many entry points throughout the year. Find out when you can start your journey with us.

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