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steven kendrickThe Centre for Professional Studies was created in 2013 under the Faculty of Science, offering masters programmes to attract scholars from around the world. Our ethos is to combine academic excellence with industry related knowledge and expertise. We recognise that in today’s world, industries, organisations and governments demand exceptional candidates who have the knowledge base and professional skills to deal with the emerging challenges of the global business environment.

Growing swiftly and sustainably, we have recruited talented academic staff and increasing numbers of postgraduates across our expanding suite of masters programmes covering the main areas of Professional Studies. We will continue to diversify and expand our portfolio of masters, whilst working towards providing industry specific courses to help us build on our success.

I am delighted that you are considering joining us to study on one of our Masters programmes and look forward to welcoming you here.

Steven Kendrick, Head of the Centre for Professional Studies


A distinguished history

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Opened by Queen Victoria in 1886, Royal Holloway has a long tradition of pioneering higher education. Royal Holloway College was founded by Thomas Holloway, wealthy entrepreneur and patent medicine manufacturer.

The College became part of the University of London in 1900 and later merged with Bedford College, another pioneering College founded in 1849 in central London by Elizabeth Jesser Reid. 

Today, Royal Holloway, is one of the largest multi-faculty Colleges of the University of London, with around 8,600 students from over 100 countries. The College has an excellent record in teaching quality across a broad range of courses, both traditional and modern.


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