Welcome to the Integrated Foundation Year


We are pleased you have decided to study with us, and look forward to helping you develop your potential as a student at Royal Holloway, University of London over the coming months.

The purpose of the Foundation Year is to provide a key bridge to undergraduate study for students whose current qualifications do not quite meet the requirements for direct-entry to Royal Holloway. As well as building key knowledge, you will also have the opportunity to develop academic skills which will enable you to become an independent learner ready for the challenge of your undergraduate degree. Information about the modules you will be studying can be found under section six in the Foundation Year handbook.
There is plenty of support available – each week you will have seminars and personal tutorials, where you can discuss the subjects you are studying in more depth with your peers. There are also a limited number of tutorials where you can meet privately with your personal tutor. CeDAS, your home department, also run 1:1 tutorials and drop-in sessions, for both academic writing and maths, stats and numeracy; further information about these can be found on the CeDAS homepage.
We also have some social events planned for welcome week, so you can get to know your personal tutors and the other students you will be studying with. Please attend the Integrated Foundation Year Induction and other events on the social calendar attached, but not your 1st year UG course induction, click on the link below.

Contact us

For further information please contact our office on 01784 276250 or email 


Your full timetable will be available over the next few weeks, and will detail exactly when and where your approximately 12  hours of classes will take place.

We will send this to you as soon as we can, and in advance of you arriving with us. In the meantime, to help you get organised we wanted you to know that teaching on the Integrated Foundation Year will take place Monday to Thursday, between 9am - 6pm from Monday 30 September.

We are aiming to be fair and avoid any one group having too many early starts or late finishes. Teaching is not scheduled for Wednesday afternoons to enable you to take part in extracurricular activities e.g. sports, and Friday is an independent study day.