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A degree with added value

A Royal Holloway degree comes with real added value. Through our determination to help you succeed, our unique combination of excellent research and teaching,  and our supportive, inspiring community, you’ll develop skills that will start you on the journey of finding out what really matters to you.

We’re committed to providing each individual with chances to develop in whatever way is most meaningful to you. For undergraduates starting with us in 2019, we’re extending some of the exciting opportunities already on offer. These will contribute to your experience and add even more value to your studies.

Develop wider skills and broaden your education

You can choose to take a multidisciplinary unit outside of your home department, instead of one of the more traditional options, in your second year.

These special units are designed to enable you to explore wider skills in an area that covers current issues in the global environment. Immersing yourself in areas outside your degree programme will help you to stand out from the crowd and make you even more attractive to future employers.

Please note, there may occasionally be a reason why you can’t replace a usual departmental unit, for instance if a professional body qualification prevents you from doing so. In this case, you can still take one of the multidisciplinary options, but as an ‘extra’ to your other studies.

Take an additional year out, studying, working and volunteering

Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take an additional year, which can be spent studying abroad, working – through employment or an entrepreneurial activity – or taking part in a humanitarian project. You can even do all three if you want to! 

You take the year out after your second year (or third year if you are on an MSci or MEng programme).

The year out contributes to your overall degree and will be shown on your degree certificate.

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