Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London



About Royal Holloway
Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2019) and the top 300 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018-2019). Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of our teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.

We were founded by two social reformers who pioneered the ideal of education and knowledge for all who could benefit. Their vision lives on today. We are strengthened by diversity, and welcome students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work here, ensuring an international and multicultural perspective within a close knit and historic campus.

We have a student population of 10,615, with 1,803 postgraduate taught and 777 postgraduate research students.

Our academic and research successes
We are acknowledged worldwide for our pioneering work across the arts, humanities and sciences and change lives through our research. The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) ranks us in the top 25% of UK universities for research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. 

Recent research which has had real-world impact includes: work by our Biological Sciences department to develop an innovative gene therapy to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and research from our Department of Psychology, which has led to fairer and more effective ways of gathering and using eyewitness evidence. Meanwhile, Victoria Mapplebeck, from our Department of Media Arts, won the Best Short Film BAFTA in 2019 for Missed Call, the first commissioned short film to be shot on the iPhone X.

Studying at Royal Holloway
Our state-of-the-art-facilities and beautiful setting within 135 acres of parkland will inspire you to study. Our Emily Wilding Davison Building, which opened in 2017, contains our library with 1,350 study spaces or you can use the original Victorian Reading Room in our impressive Founder’s Building. The Shilling Building, the newest addition to our campus contains labs and collaborative spaces, providing an innovative environment and resources for the next generation of scientists and engineers to achieve their goals.

You also have the chance to study with us in our Central London campus, in Bloomsbury. You can choose from a range of career-focused courses at our London base, while benefiting from all the facilities and networks that the capital offers.

We offer a generous portfolio of postgraduate scholarships to help support your studies.

Your future career
As well as boosting your future potential with a postgraduate qualification, as a student at Royal Holloway you will have access to our Careers & Employability Service, which is part of The Careers Group, University of London – the largest and most comprehensive careers service in Europe. We have fantastic links with a range of high-profile employers and run careers fairs and a Meet the Employer scheme to ensure you have all the support you need to pursue your future career.

We have a great range of accommodation at our Egham campus available to postgraduate students, from stylish townhouses to shared flats. All have comfortable bedrooms and shared living space and are within easy walking distance of all our facilities on campus. Postgraduate students based at our London campus can also apply for places at intercollegiate accommodation.

Visit us
We hold regular visits and events for prospective postgraduate students at our main campus in Egham, our Central London campus and online, giving you the opportunity to tour our facilities or speak to us directly about postgraduate life at Royal Holloway. Find out about our upcoming events.

Contact details
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham Hill
TW20 0EX
+44 (0)1784 414944


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