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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.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

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.