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Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities. Its postgraduate students benefit from being part of an inspiring community of academics and students, working alongside world-leading experts to gain a truly global perspective. A research-led approach to study is complemented by high quality facilities in a beautiful setting, with access to the university's central London base. Royal Holloway's worldwide collaborations span government, industry and commerce.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

2,836 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 68%
  • Part Time 32%

Domicile

  • UK 67%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 27%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 50 370 420
Psychology 30 360 390
Social Work 5 370 375
Computer Science 50 240 290
Education 0 175 175
Librarianship & Information Management 15 115 130
History 70 55 125
Biological Sciences 110 0 110
Politics 15 65 85
Geology 45 35 80
English 45 30 75
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 30 40 70
Economics 15 45 60
Geography & Environmental Science 35 20 60
Music 35 20 55
Creative Writing 0 55 55
Marketing 0 50 50
Physics & Astronomy 45 5 45
Communication & Media Studies 15 20 35
Classics & Ancient History 15 20 35
Sociology 20 10 30
Philosophy 15 15 25
Mathematics 5 5 15
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 10 0 10
Other 10 0 10
Chemistry 0 5 5
Italian 5 0 5
Law 5 0 5
Social Policy 5 5 5
French 5 0 5
General Engineering 0 5 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,200
Mixed 8,500
Laboratory 10,400
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • There are a number of scholarships available specifically for postgraduate students.
  • Please refer to the university website for full details of current scholarships.