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Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS)



The Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS) aims to enable all taught students at Royal Holloway to achieve their full academic potential.


CeDAS Academic Skills


Our team of dedicated Learning Developers provide a range of group sessions, 1:1 tutorials, drop-ins and resources tailored to studying in your subject area. These activities, delivered both online and in-person, address key aspects of academic writing and communication, maths, stats, numeracy, and studying independently. Find out more.


Taught courses based in CeDAS


CeDAS is the home for a number of Royal Holloway courses. See below for information about entrance requirements, start dates, and curriculum.

  • The Integrated Foundation Year

This course is offered to UK/EU students who want to study at Royal Holloway but haven’t quite got the grades needed, or the right combination of subjects, or are coming back to education after a long break. Find out more.

  • The Pre-sessional English Language Programme

These courses are aimed at students holding a conditional offer who need to improve their academic English and study skills before they start their studies. Find out more.

  • Contemporary Britain Modules

These undergraduate credit modules are for visiting international students who want to develop a critical understanding of British culture and society in the post-war period. Find out more.


Study Abroad Opportunities


Royal Holloway welcomes international students who would like to learn with us. We also help current students take up opportunities to study abroad. Find out more.


CeDAS Proofreading Scheme


This fee-for-service scheme is for postgraduates who want to have the final draft of a dissertation or project proofed before submission. Work is carried out by private arrangement with professional proofreaders listed on the scheme’s register. Find out more.


Contact Details

For all general enquiries, please email CeDAS@royalholloway.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)1784 443368.