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Postgraduate programme pathways

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At Royal Holloway International Study Centre, you can study a pathway programme leading to a postgraduate degree, with the option to choose additional English language preparation before you start your course. Read about our Pre-Masters Programme to discover whether it is the right course to begin your study abroad journey with.

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Pre-Masters Programme

The Pre-Masters Programme is designed to prepare students for a postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway, University of London. Ideal for students who have already enjoyed studying an undergraduate degree and want to continue their studies in a vibrant, new environment, this programme will introduce you to the British education system and give you the skills you need to make the most of studying abroad. The Pre-Masters Programme offers:

  • four different subject pathways
  • an extra two terms of study, prior to a postgraduate degree
  • a well-rounded introduction to life in the UK
  • specialised teaching of an internationally-tailored curriculum
  • social inclusion and authentic university experience
  • a multi-cultural, accepting learning environment.

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Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

The Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme is designed to help you prepare for Masters level study at Royal Holloway in a flexible way. Studied fully online from home, this programme is perfect for students who would like the freedom to choose when and where to study.

Discover the Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

English for Pre-Masters 

If you require additional English language support, you can boost your written and spoken skills with our English for Pre-Masters course. This one- or two-term course is designed for students whose IELTS do not meet the programme’s entry requirements, and focuses on improving your pre-existing English language skills, so they are up to postgraduate study-standards.

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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