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We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
Royal Holloway was founded by two social reformers who pioneered the ideal of education and knowledge for all who could benefit. Their vision lives on today. We are one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and laws and attracts students and staff from all over the world.
We currently have about 2,200 postgraduate students, out of a total student population of about 10,500. Our students benefit from a broad education, being taught and working alongside dedicated researchers and practitioners within our 25 academic departments.
As well as the campus in Egham, we have a thriving central London campus which offers a range of taught postgraduate courses.
Our beautiful Egham campus combines history with all the modern facilities you’d expect at a successful university. At the heart is the Grade I-listed Founder’s building, which is built around two quadrangles and includes a beautiful gilded Chapel and Picture Gallery. Our flagship library and student services centre, named in honour of Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, opened in 2017 while the Shilling Building is the newest addition to our campus, containing state-of-the-art teaching spaces, labs and lecture halls.
Our London campus is located in Bloomsbury, with a dedicated suite in the University of London’s headquarters, Senate House, as well as a historic base at 11 Bedford Square.
We are an innovative and forward-looking university, acknowledged worldwide for cutting-edge research and excellent teaching, while our students thrive as part of a close-knit and supportive community. You will have the opportunity to learn from world experts, who are changing the world yet also know you by name.
Our Egham campus has everything you need for studying and living, from shops, restaurants and cafes to 24/7 study facilities and a sports centre. We are a 40-minute train journey from central London. We have a very active and vibrant Students’ Union, which runs a vast number of societies and sports clubs as well as running regular events. Our central London campus is in the heart of the capital, with direct links to industry and all the facilities and networks London offers.
We have a number of halls for postgraduate students who wish to live on campus as well as options to live close to the London campus, through the University of London Intercollegiate Halls scheme.
Royal Holloway offers a comprehensive package of scholarships for postgraduate students, providing discounts on tuition fees or cash awards.
Our students have access to The University of London Careers Group, the largest of its kind in Europe, and benefit from tailored support to help them achieve their career goals. Many of our central London courses are aimed at professionals looking to boost their careers.
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The School of Biological Sciences has an active and expanding research programme based on the following research centres: Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Plant Molecular Science (PMS) and Ecology Evolution and Behaviour (EEB).
We provide a stimulating environment for research training, and have a lively community of some 90 research students from many countries. The School offers a two-year MPhil and a three-year PhD, both by research. We also have a one-year Masters by Research programme combining research and formal instruction.
We have one of the largest postgraduate research communities studying drama and dance in the country. Our postgraduate students make a valued contribution to the research culture of the department. You’re encouraged to attend research events organised by us and will be regularly updated about calls for papers and seminar and conference information.
We welcome you to participate in our research groups and to share practice and performance of different kinds. You’re also able to extend your creative practice in a range of unique performance spaces , which include a traditional Japanese Noh Theatre, the substantial Victorian Boilerhouse and the contemporary Caryl Churchill Theatre.
You'll also benefit from our partnerships with the cultural sector and collaborations with artists and theatre-makers. Workshops and lectures are regularly offered to postgraduates by leading playwrights, directors, choreographers and practitioners in applied theatre, including Katie Mitchell, Rebecca Prichard and Jonathan Burrows.