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Royal Holloway University of London

The Royal Holloway University of London initially began from two pioneer colleges for women which were “Royal Holloway College” and “Bedford College” founded by Elizabeth Jessie Reid and Thomas Holloway in 1886. After a few years, the colleges eventually achieved university status in 1900 then merged in 1985 to become the Royal Holloway, University of London, that we know today.

Since then, the University gradually gained a reputation worldwide for meeting the expectations of students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work within its walls — therefore strengthening the international and multicultural values of the historic campus.

The prestigious University currently sits on a 135-acre campus, which is located in Egham, Surrey, south-west of central London. It also houses an ultramodern library at the heart of the institution which offers over 1,250 seats to accommodate the different types of Scholars including silent, collaborative, creative and social.

Royal Holloway, University of London is one of the top research-focused universities in the UK ranking at number 19 in the Times University Guide 2020. It is also home to some of the world’s leading professionals in the study of business, arts, economics, and law.

Degree Programmes Offered

Royal Holloway offers a range of academic degree programmes, such as “Single Honours” and “Joint Honours” for full-time undergraduates. It also provides a few other degree programmes which include:

  • Bachelor of Arts.
  • Bachelor of Science.
  • Bachelor of Economics.
  • Bachelor of Music.
  • Masters in Science
  • PhD in Information Security (three years).
  • And more.

*Note: You can also choose to run an e-degrees in history and business management at the University.

Admission Requirements

Postgraduate degree:

Due to the vast number of courses available for undergraduate degrees, the entry requirement depends on the course you selected.

Please refer to the school’s official website to learn more about the requirements for your preferred course of study.

Masters degree:

However, for a Masters’s degree, the school often requires a UK second class honors degree or any of the equivalent qualifications overseas. Furthermore, you might also need to possess additional professional experience in some rare occasions.

For some courses, the school requires you to possess a UK 2:1 degree or an overseas equivalent but is also likely to consider a degree with a ‘high’ 2:2, where your final award is 57% or above.

Master’s Foundation Programme:

The Masters Foundation Programme is a two – three-term programme explicitly designed to prepare non-UK students for postgraduate study in the UK.

To learn more about the foundation programme plus the entry requirements, programme structure and graduation to Royal Holloway, please visit the University’s official website.

Scholarships at Royal Holloway University of London

Below is a list of the top three awards available to you if you wish to apply for a postgraduate program at Royal Holloway.

Masters Scholarship:

  1. Royal Holloway Principal’s Masters Scholarship:

This scholarship will be given to 60 full-time students studying a Masters degree at the University.

The scholarship comes in the form of a £4,000 tuition fee reduction.


  • You must have already received an unconditional offer to study a taught postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway
  • You must possess (or about to possess) a first-class undergraduate degree
  1. Bedford Society Scholarships:

The scholarships will be awarded to new full-time or part-time students with Home/EU fee status that are currently undergoing a degree within one of the academic departments listed in the eligibility section.

The scholarship is offered as a £7,000 tuition fee reduction.


  • You must have achieved (or about to achieve) a first-class Honors or any equivalent.
  • You must have received an unquestionable offer to study any of the courses below:
  • Department of Classics
  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Law and Criminology

And many more.

  1. Dinah and Jessica Nichols Scholarship

The Dinah and Jessica scholarship is available to new full-time students with EU, Home, or International fee status. It is offering a tuition fee reduction and living costs contribution of up to £12,000.


  • You must have achieved (or about to achieve) a first-class Honors or any equivalent.
  • You must have received an unquestionable offer to study any of the courses below:

DMA Holocaust Studies

MA History

MA Crusader Studies

MA History: Hellenic Studies

MA History: Public History

MA Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

MA Medieval Studies

Courses Offered:

This section will only cover some of the courses offered in the school’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs. To learn more about the courses available in the other degree programs, please visit the University’s website.

Undergraduate courses:

  • Undergraduate
  • Accounting and Finance BSc
  • Drama and Music BA
  • Ancient and Medieval History BA
  • Biology BSc
  • Computer Science BSc
  • Business and Management BSc
  • Criminology and Psychology BSc
  • Digital Geosciences BSc
  • And more.

Postgraduate courses:

  • MA in Ancient History
  • MA Classical Art and Archaeology
  • MA Documentary by Practice
  • MA Consumption, Culture and Marketing
  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA Shakespeare
  • MA in Clinical Psychology
  • MA EconomicsMA History
  • MA Marketing
  • and more

So there you have it, a brief overview of the Royal Holloway University of London and a few of its many attributes and opportunities. For more information on the courses offered, scholarships and programmes, please visit the University’s website to enquire.

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