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Applying to Royal Holloway

If you'd like to apply for a postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway, our friendly Admissions team is on hand to guide you through the application process.

Making an application

All postgraduate applications should be made through our application portal, Royal Holloway Direct, which is a simple and straightforward process that doesn't take very long. If you are applying for a postgraduate course that starts in September 2022, you can apply at any time until 31 July. If you apply by 1 June, we'll be able to give you an early decision (by 23 July). Otherwise we'll get back to you with our decision by 18 September. Some popular courses become full quickly so we recommend you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

You don’t always need to have previously studied in your chosen subject, but we recommend checking the entry requirements of the course before you apply. As part of your application, you’ll need to provide an academic reference and submit documents, such as your degree certificate or transcripts, so it would be good to have these ready to upload before you start your application. 


January start courses

A small number of our courses have a start date in January 2023, in addition to the September 2022 start date. The closing date for applications for courses starting in January 2023 is 1 November 2022. These courses are listed below. 

Royal Holloway London Graduate School - 

  • MSc Cyber Security Project Management
  • MSc Software Project Management
  • MSc Project Management 
  • MSc Engineering Management 
  • MSc Digital Marketing 

Egham campus -

  • MSc International Business Management
  • MSc International Business Management (Marketing)
  • MSc International Business Management (Strategy and Leadership) 

Use the button in the top right corner to watch a recorded talk from our Admissions team. Our Admissions Enquiry Form is also available in the top right corner of this page.

Applying from outside the UK? Our International Student Recruitment team are here to help! Find out more here.