Royal Holloway, University of London

Over the 130-year history of the university, we have created an environment where a close-knit community thrives on the most beautiful campus in the UK


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Average 1st Year Class Size:

A mixture of surbaban and rural. Our campus is one of the most beautiful in the world with numerous teaching and study spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, and sports facilities. All this is set in 135 acres of stunning parkland, mixed with woodland and meadows.


Seminars and workshops tend to average around 16 students

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK and the top 300 universities in the world. 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.

The university was founded by two social reformers who pioneered the ideal of education and knowledge for all who could benefit. Their vision lives on today. As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities we are home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law. 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.

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply to spend one year of their degree abroad. We currently have partnerships with universities in USA, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply have a year in industry as part of their degree. We have placement officers and a Careers and Employability team who can help students find placements, or students can find these themselves. We do not encourage students to take unpaid work, and students can complete their placement overseas.


IB Grades

UFP Grades

Somewhat Selective

32 points including EE and TOK. Higher Levels ranging from 555 to 665 depending on the programme

AAAB-AABB depending on the programme. Students also need to be studying the relevant pathway.

Education Model

Internships within degree

Study Abroad available

We offer a variety of single honours, joints and major/minor combinations. Royal Holloway also offers Liberal Arts degrees which enables students to study in a variety of different departments.



Tuition Cost

Financial Aid

Home student fees are £9,250 per year.
International student fees range between £17,000-£21,000 per year depending on the programme

We offer a variety of scholarships for all students to apply for each year. This are normally competitive and require additional applications once a student is holding an offer.


Accounting & Finance


Classics and Ancient History

Country Top 30

Computer Science

Country Top 30

Development Studies


Country Top 30

Environmental Science

Country Top 30


Country Top 30

International Relations

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Modern Languages Mixed

Country Top 30

Philosophy Politics and Economics


Country Top 30, World Top 200


Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Biological Sciences

Communication and Media Studies

Country Top 30, World Top 100

Creative Writing

Country Top 10

Drama & Theatre

Country Top 30, World Top 50

Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Film and Media Production

Country Top 30


Country Top 30




Country Top 10, World Top 50


Country Top 30




Country Top 30

Business and Management

Computer Games and Graphics


Country Top 30, World Top 50

Ecology & Conservation

English Literature and/or Language

World Top 200

Financial Mathematics


Country Top 30, World Top 200

Liberal Arts Only



Country Top 30


Country Top 30, World Top 200

Software Engineering

World Rankings = QS World Subject Rankings 2020
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Please note that rankings do not exist for all subjects

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