The Royal Holloway Student Handbook provides a central source of information that you should refer to throughout your studies at Royal Holloway. You will find a range of useful information in the handbook including details about on-campus facilities and support services as well College regulations, policies and procedures. The Student Handbook has been designed to answer queries that you may have at different times of the academic year, but also provide the contact details of services who will be able to provide further information and assistance should you require.
Important information on terminology
- Degree Course – May also be referred to as ‘degree programme’ or simply ‘programme’, these terms refer to the qualification you will be awarded upon successful completion of your studies.
- Module – May also be referred to as ‘course’, this refers to the individual units you will study each year to complete your degree course. Undergraduate degrees at Royal Holloway comprise a combination of modules in multiples of 15 credits to the value of 120 credits per year. On some degree courses a certain number of optional modules must be passed for a particular degree title.
- Department – May also be referred to as ‘departments’, ‘Centres and ‘Schools’. Students on joint or combined degree courses should view both departmental handbooks.
- Tier 4 has been replaced by the Student Route as of 9am on Monday 5th October 2020.
This content was published in September 2021 and was correct at that time. The College reserves the right to modify any statement if necessary, make variations to the content or methods of delivery of degree courses, to discontinue degree courses, or merge or combine degree courses if such actions are reasonably considered to be necessary by the College. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, and to give as much notice as possible.