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倫敦大學皇家哈洛威學院

United Kingdom

倫敦大學皇家哈洛威學院

United Kingdom
Overview

Overview

Royal Holloway, University of London is a world-class research institution that strives to develop innovative students into career-ready, world-changing graduates.

It ranked as the 23rd best UK university in the 2020 Complete University Guide League Tables, and within the top 300 universities globally by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, 2018–19.

With 20 percent of the student population made up of individuals from outside the UK, EU or Islands, international students can enjoy a diverse community at Royal Holloway where over 130 countries are represented.

Everyone is made to feel welcome, and the university has worked hard to create a multicultural environment for the entire community. In the 2018–19 THE World University Rankings, Royal Holloway ranked 20th in the UK for ‘International Outlook'.

The university has 21 academic schools and departments, offering a wide variety of degree courses. There are also a number of English language preparation programmes and many support services in place so that all students succeed academically and personally.

Located among 135 acres of parkland, Royal Holloway is steeped in history. It was founded as the UK's first women's college in 1849 by two social reformers who believed that education should benefit as many people as possible. It was opened as a university by Queen Victoria in 1886.

Based in Egham, Surrey, the campus is home to impressive architecture – most significantly the famous Founder's Building. Royal Holloway is just 19 miles from central London, and seven miles from Heathrow Airport. There is also a base in Bloomsbury, central London.

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Overview

Overview

Located amongst 135 acres of beautiful Surrey parkland, Royal Holloway, University of London is a world-class research institution.

Founded in 1849, over 11,124 students from more than 130 countries study on its campus. Recently ranked 21st in the UK for its international outlook (THE World University Rankings 2020), over a third of its student community are from outside the UK.

The university has 21 academic schools and departments, offering a range of courses. Its expert faculty of 1,770 staff members come from across the globe to work across its academic, administrative and support areas. Students also benefit from external teachers, interns and supportive staff who visit the university's campus.

Providing teaching excellence across disciplines, Royal Holloway was recently ranked 34th in the UK and within the top 300 worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. In addition to this, the university was also recently ranked 22nd in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and 24th by The Complete University Guide 2021.

Ranked in the top 25 per cent of UK universities by the Research Excellence Framework, its research is also recognised as being world-leading and internationally excellent.

The university has a history of successful alumni, including acclaimed novelist George Eliot, suffragette Emily Davison, the first woman doctor in the west Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, actor Mark Strong, EU Foreign Minister Baroness Cathy Ashton, broadcaster and scientist David Bellamy and Paralympic triple gold medallist Sophie Christiansen.

Its campus is frequently named as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world and is well connected to other exciting locations. It is 19 miles from central London, (where there is also a university base in Bloomsbury), and just seven miles from Heathrow airport.

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What's new

What's new

International Summer School

Students from around the world can enjoy Royal Holloway's new International Summer School. This gives the opportunity to learn about British history and culture in the areas that interest students the most. At the same time, they can study for academic credits.

Running from the end of June to the middle of August, the programme consists of unique modules that are designed around the university's history and location. Subject areas cover history, politics, law and the arts, and are experienced through cultural visits to London and nearby areas. For example, Royal Holloway is situated just one mile away from where the Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede, and four miles away from Windsor Castle and Parks.

Students can choose one module from both Summer School programmes:

  • Programme 1

Democracy, sovereignty and the rule of law: from Magna Carta to Brexit

Theatre in London: Shakespeare to the contemporary scene

  • Programme 2

Victorian England: history, literature and the arts

The heritage sector: understanding the past in contemporary society.

Classes are held on four days a week, with up to three hours of contact time each day. One day a week there is a cultural field trip day. Students are expected to study independently outside of classes, and will be assessed through tests, presentations and coursework.

During the course, students have access to university facilities including libraries and study spaces. They will stay in George Eliot halls of residence, on the main campus. The programme fee includes tuition fees, accommodation costs, breakfasts and dinners, field trip costs, a sim card and transport to and from the airport.

If students successfully complete the programme they can achieve 15 UK credits/7.5 ECTS, which is equivalent to 3–4 U.S.credits.

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What's new

What's new

New centre

In September 2021, Royal Holloway will launch a new interdisciplinary Centre for the Politics of Feelings.

The centre will explore how emotions and feelings can cause, and be targets of, political behaviour within socio-political environments. The university wants this centre to become an established, world-leading hub for reasoning and social passions within politics.

It will be staffed by research fellows across several disciplines, including life sciences, humanities, and social sciences, as well as creating partnerships with external specialists.

The centre marks a new partnership between the university and its School of Advanced Study, with the Warburg Institute and the Institute of Philosophy, at University of London and the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway.

Online courses

The university is offering a variety of free online courses to help employers fill digital skills gaps.

Part of a group of universities involved in this new online platform, the Innovation South Virtual Campus will provide access to work-focused training in digital areas. A combination of vocational and online learning, it will offer a range of short programs which can either upskill or reskill employees.

Course material has been chosen based on research that highlighted the most in-demand digital skills in the workplace. This includes cyber security, digital marketing, IT skills and software development.

Rankings

The university has risen 10 places in the latest Guardian University League Table 2021. Now ranking 32nd in the UK, the league table factors in teaching, student satisfaction and employability. Royal Holloway received 86 per cent student satisfaction with teaching and 88 per cent satisfaction with courses.

In addition to this, the university also rose five places to become a top 20 university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Royal Holloway is home to over 1,750 staff who work in academic, administrative and support departments. Visiting teachers, student interns and student staff also work on campus. The university's staff is noted for its diversity with many countries being represented.

Royal Holloway is well-known for its excellence in teaching and research. Achievements include:

  • Placing within the top 25 percent of UK universities with ‘world-leading' or ‘internationally excellent' research (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).
  • The Economics department is in the top tenin the UK (Times Higher Education's ‘REF institutions ranked by subject', 2014).
  • Music is top in the UK for research intensity (Complete University Guide, 2020) and Psychology is fifth.
  • English is fifth in the UK for Creative Writing research (Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2019).
  • Geography is second in the UK for research quality (Complete University Guide, 2020)

All students are taught by dedicated experts who are professors, teaching fellows, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. Teaching methods include large-group lectures,small sized interactive seminars, classes and workshops,practical classes,and field and study trips.

Added value

Royal Holloway is dedicated to providing students with a unique education that ensures they graduate equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to stand out in the professional job market. Students can be flexible with their degreesandthey can spend time studying or working abroad, or choose a multidisciplinary unit from a different department to broaden their experience.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Royal Holloway is well-renowned and recognised for its high teaching quality and research excellence.

Its faculty is made up of professors, teaching fellows, post-doctoral researchers, and PhD students. Students are taught by enthusiastic experts in their field through a combination of large-group lectures, small class seminars, workshops, practical classes, and field trips.

Providing a unique educational experience, the university offers flexibility within degrees so students can make the most of what Royal Holloway has to offer. Students can take a voluntary placement year, where they can study abroad or carry out charitable work for a minimum of three months.

The university's research is placed within the top 25 per cent of UK universities by the Research Excellence Framework. The university's research work is considered world-leading and internationally excellent by this prestigious ranking.

Ranked 34th out of UK universities by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, its other impressive UK league table rankings include:

  • 22nd in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • 24TH in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2021)
  • 32nd in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • 1st in the UK for research intensity in music (Complete University Guide, 2020)
  • 2nd in the UK for research quality in geography (Complete University Guide, 2020)

Royal Holloway also placed 21st in the UK for its international outlook by Times Higher Education University Rankings.

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Department structure

Department structure

Undergraduate students at Royal Holloway can study for one of the following types of degree:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Science (Economics) (BSc Economics)
  • Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Master of Science (MSci)

The majority of undergraduate courses span three years, but some degrees last four: Modern Languages, Master of Science and Master of Engineering. This is due to courses incorporating a year in industry or studying abroad.

Royal Holloway is made up of 21 academic departments and schools covering:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature and Culture
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Drama, Theatre and Dance
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Electronic Engineering
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Security
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

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Department structure

Department structure

Royal Holloway is made up of 21 academic departments and schools. These are:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature and Culture
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Drama, Theatre and Dance
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Electronic Engineering
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Security
  • Languages, Literature and Cultures
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs across multiple disciplines. Most of its undergraduate courses last three years, and students can choose from the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Science (Economics) (BSc Economics)

The university also offers master's courses in engineering and science. Students who study undergraduate modern languages or a master's in science or engineering will study for four years, as these courses incorporate a year either in industry or studying abroad.

Students are supported by over 1,750 staff across academic, administrative and support services areas. In addition to this, the university has visiting teachers, student interns and student staff also working on campus.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As the majority of teaching at Royal Holloway is led in English, international students will need to have a high level of English language ability before starting their academic course. This is to ensure that they can cope with their studies as well as enjoy the course and student life.

The university accepts the following English language tests:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL iBT
  • PTE
  • Cambridge ESOL
  • Other accepted equivalents

Students are encouraged to check the requirements for their chosen academic course.

Language programmes

International students who cannot satisfy the English language requirements for their degree course can study a preparation programme with Royal Holloway's International Study Centre. These programmes help students improve their skills and allow them to progress onto academic study.

Programmes include the International Foundation Year. This is a one-year course where students take academic modules to improve their language abilities, and prepare for studying an undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Each program has individual entry requirements, and the university accepts a range of international qualifications from applicants.

If applicants don't meet the necessary entry requirements of their chosen undergraduate or postgraduate program, they can attend foundation programmes through the university's international study centre. Upon completion of a foundation course, students can progress onto their chosen program.

As most courses are taught in English, international applicants need to show English proficiency before commencing their studies. The university accepts the following English language tests:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL iBT
  • PTE
  • Cambridge ESOL
  • Other accepted equivalents

English language proficiency score requirements differ depending on the course applied for.

If applicants don't meet the required English proficiency scores, they can attend a preparation English language programme. Run by the university's international study centre, it helps students improve their English skills and allows them to progress onto their chosen undergraduate course.

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Facilities

Facilities

Often regarded as one of the most beautiful university campuses in the world, Royal Holloway is spread over 135 acres of idyllic parkland in Egham, Surrey. It also has a base in Bloomsbury, central London, which is just 19 miles from the main campus.

Buildings

The Founder's Building is globally recognised due to its impressive architecture. It houses the famous Picture Gallery, some academic departments, accommodation for 500 students, a dining hall, a restaurant and more.

The university is undergoing a multi-million pound campus enhancement. Finished projects include the Emily Wilding Davison Building, which consists of a new library and the Student Services Centre, and the George Eliot student residences, which created 600 new bedrooms for students.

Community

During their time at Royal Holloway, students will have plenty to do outside of their studies. There are 150 clubs and societies to enjoy, and music, media and arts events and opportunities. As well as providing a vibrant events calendar, the Students' Union represents student voices and also offers advice and support.

Accommodation

Undergraduate students are guaranteed university accommodation if they accept their offer before the given deadline. Accommodation includes single and shared rooms with private or shared facilities, and catered or-self catered options.

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Facilities

Facilities

Royal Holloway sits across over 135 acres of parkland. Regarded as one of the most beautiful UK campuses, students have access to numerous teaching and social spaces.

Accommodation

Campus accommodation offers single or shared rooms, private or shared facilities, as well as catered and self-catered options. Undergraduate students are guaranteed university accommodation if they accept an offer before the deadline.

Academic

Open 24/7 throughout the academic year, the university's modern library boasts a comprehensive collection of texts. It houses over 600,000 volumes, 40,000 print and online journals and 1,150 seats across silent and group study areas.

Students have easy access to computers, with PC labs located across the campus and in the university's computer centre. In addition to this, every academic department has its own study facilities.

A recent addition to campus is the Beatrice Shilling building. Home to state-of-the-art facilities and technical equipment for electronic engineering students. The new GBP 20 million building includes lecture theatre with interactive seating, 280-seat auditorium, computing and electronics labs, creative learning room, open plan office space and a field laboratory on the roof.

Social

The university has multiple spaces where students can relax and socialise. The main social hub is the Students' Union Main Hall, which hosts at least two events a week.

The university's Sports Centre recently opened world-class outdoor pitches and courts that are floodlit with all-weather playing grounds. It also houses a multi-use sports hall, 60-station suite, aerobics area, eight tennis courts, five netball courts, two grass football pitches, as well as personal training and fitness classes.

Other facilities include:

  • 11 dining options
  • Bars and cafes
  • Chapel
  • Online bookshop
  • Picture Gallery
  • Union shop

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

A range of scholarships are available to international students looking to study at Royal Holloway.

International Excellence Scholarship

New international undergraduates may be able to receive a tuition fee discount GBP 5,000 for the first year of study. There are 12 scholarships available. To be eligible, internationals will need to submit a scholarship statement and meet a number of requirements including:

  • Predicted GCE A Level grades of AAA, or equivalent
  • A conditional or unconditional study offer from the university.

Global Scholarship Programme

Available for students from Canada, India, Turkey and the U.S., new international undergraduates may be able to receive a tuition fee discount of up to GBP 5,000 each year for three years. There are 14 scholarships available. To be eligible, internationalstudentswill need to submit a scholarship statement and meet a number of requirements including:

  • Predicted GCE A Level grades of ABB, or equivalent
  • A conditional or unconditional study offer from the university

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The university offers a range of scholarships and bursaries for international students. To be eligible for consideration, most scholarships require applicants to have a conditional or unconditional offer from Royal Holloway.

Scholarship options for international students include:

Barbara Raw scholarship

Awards GBP 5,000 over three years to high-achieving undergraduate students undertaking an English course. With five scholarships available, applicants need to achieve high grades at A-Level (or equivalent) to be considered.

Donald Davies Computer Science scholarship

All new undergraduate computer science students are considered for this scholarship. It awards GBP 1,000 in the first year of study and can be renewed for a further GBP 500 for the next three years. To keep receiving the scholarship, students need to achieve an overall first-class mark at the end of year exams.

Electronic Engineering Creativity scholarship

Awarding GBP 1,000 in the first year of study, there are eight of these scholarships available. Eligible students need to be applicants of a BEng or MEng degree within the university's department of electronic engineering.

International Future Leaders Scholarship

Awarded to 30 first-year international students, this scholarship is a GBP 4,000 fee reduction. To be eligible, students need to meet minimum grades of GCE A-Level of ABB (or equivalent), and a scholarship statement that highlights outstanding leadership skills.

Physics scholarships

An unlimited number of scholarships available to undergraduate students enrolled in a physics course. Awarding GBP 2,000 over three years, applicants need to achieve AAA at A-Level (or equivalent), including maths and physics.

Reed Innovation Scholarship

This scholarship is worth GBP 15,000, with GBP 5,000 awarded each year. Given to undergraduate students from any discipline, applicants need a minimum of GCE A-Level of AAA (or equivalent) and a scholarship statement that showcases innovation and problem-solving skills.

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