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Pre-Masters Programme

What is the Pre-Masters Programme?

If you're looking to continue your studies with a postgraduate degree from a UK university, our Pre-Masters Programme can help you to prepare for a Masters degree at Royal Holloway University London. Choose a pathway that is best suited to your interests and career goals to enhance your career opportunities and gain the knowledge and skills required to succeed on your postgraduate studies.

Key facts


  • Two terms

Entry points:

You can find out more about the academic and English language entry requirements for our Pre-Masters Programme here.


You can check the associated fees with your chosen programme by visiting our dedicated fees page.

Why study the Pre-Masters Programme?

By completing the Pre-Masters Programme, you will be able to complete a postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway.

Your studies will be varied, engaging and dynamic, exposing you to a wide range of ideas, topics and theories. Some examples of the skills you will learn are: 

  • A level of English required to thrive on your chosen postgraduate degree 
  • Enhanced knowledge of your chosen field of study 
  • Detailed, informed research methods 
  • Ability to coherently express academically-informed points 
  • Deep, extensive dissection of academic materials 
  • Improved time management and effective prioritisation of work 
  • Effective contribution to group work, while excelling independently 
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Applying to Royal Holloway International Study Centre is easy and straightforward. Check entry requirements, tuition fees and see what you have to do before you arrive, from getting your student visa to arranging accommodation.

Apply today

Choose your pathway

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Business and Management

This pathway leads to a wide range of business-based Masters degrees at Royal Holloway. As a part of this programme, you will study topics such as marketing, digital innovation and international management.

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Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Designed to allow you to progress to postgraduate degrees in the electrical engineering and computer science, this pathway will incorporate study areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science.

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Arts, Humanities, Economics and Sciences

This pathway is designed for progression to a huge variety of Masters degrees in several subject areas. Students studying this programme will receive a rounded introduction through core modules while having the opportunity to specialise closely towards their chosen progress degree through route-specific modules.

Progress to Royal Holloway

After completing one of our three pathways and successfully meeting the progression requirements for your chosen degree, you will have the opportunity to progress to undergraduate study at Royal Holloway.

Join us today

Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you!