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Royal Holloway, University of LondonSurrey, Egham View All Courses
NameRoyal Holloway, University of London
AddressRoyal Holloway, University of London,
Background and HistoryFounded as a women's college in 1879, Royal Holloway became an official part of the University of London in 1900, when it admitted men for the first time. A member of the 1994 group of smaller, research intensive universities, it has a long history of both teaching and research excellence.
Location and Accessibility
By rail: Just five minutes walk away from Egham Station, which is half an hour away from London Waterloo, with trains every quarter of an hour or so.
By road: Located just outside the M25, reachable via the A30 whether coming up from the south or down via the North. There a range of parking options are available.
Most major facilities are wheelchair accessible, and there is a range of disabled-friendly accommodation for the visually and hearing impaired as well as those with mobility issues.
What's on OfferBA, BSc, MA, MSci, MMus, MBA, Graduate (Conversion) Diploma, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate.
Entry RequirementsFor Sciences, Management, and Economics: ABB, 35 Points in the IB, 3 Distinctions in BTEC or Diploma. For Humanities and Social Sciences: AAB, 35 Points in the IB, Distinctions in BTEC or Diploma.
University AccommodationAccommodation varies from the picturesque olde worlde', such as that in the Founder's Building, to the state-of-the-art. Student satisfaction with on campus accommodation is high. There is also a range of annual lets for postgraduate students.
Private AccommodationAverage rent is between £350 and £410 per person per month for multiple occupancy houses, rising slightly for one- or two-bedroom flats. Lodging in a room costs between £210 and £280 a month.
Courses and Fees
Faculties and DepartmentsRoyal Holloway, University of London is divided into three main faculties: The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Management and Economics and the Faculty of Science.
Academic Strengths and Research ProfileThe History, Geography, Earth Sciences, and Physics departments are all ranked in the Global Top 200. Royal Holloway is a highly rated research university
it is 3rd in the UK for academic citations.
Tuition FeesTuition fees vary depending upon the course of study and whether you wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Fees for international students are also likely to be considerably higher than those for UK/EU students. For a full list of fees it is advisable to contact the university directly or visit their website.
There is a variety of means-tested bursaries, bursaries for academically able (AAB and above) students who pick Royal Holloway as their first choice, plus several musical and sporting bursaries.
Royal Holloway has a state-of-the-art lecture complex in the Windsor Building, and two libraries: the Founder's Library, which houses arts and humanities books, and the Bedford Library, which houses science, economics and history books. Both libraries are open seven days a week, and as members of the University of London, Royal Holloway students can use the wider University's facilities including Senate House. 24-hour computer labs and a campus-wide wi-fi network mean you'll never struggle to connect to the Internet or to use a computer, while all campus rooms are fitted with wired Internet.
Other on-site Amenities
The campus site has everything you'll ever need: an on-site branch of NatWest with an attached ATM, gym facilities, running track and sports fields. There are a variety of places to eat and hang out including an on-campus bar, while there are societies and associations for everything ranging from politics to knitting.
Medical and Social Care
The student union runs a confidential Student Advice Centre, while the on-site Health Centre means you're never far from medical help. There is a non-denominational chapel, and a fully fitted Islamic prayer room.
What's on in the Area
While the local town of Egham is a useful place to visit for amenities, you'll have to venture further afield for nightlife
although trains to Reading, Windsor, Staines and London are all frequent. Nearby Staines is a great place to visit to see a film at the Staines Vue, while Reading's Friar and Gun Street areas are a hotspot for clubbing and bars, as well as having a wide selection of restaurants and theatres. For the theatre, the National Theatre in London is just half an hour away, while the Theatre Royal Windsor is worth a look.
As members of the University of London, Royal Holloway graduates and students have access to the largest Careers Service in the UK. In addition, the Careers Service runs CV-writing, skill-building, on-campus recruitment fairs and application coaching. The designated Entrepreneurship Careers Advisor is on hand to assist with social enterprise and start-up needs, while departing students have the option to join GradClub' and continue to gain the benefits of the Careers Service after graduation.