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Studying with us

Studying with us

We seek to train our students to apply economic models and methods in the real world, where it really matters.

What do our students say about us? Take a look at the video below to hear from our previous students about their Royal Holloway experience.

Why study here?

As a department, we prioritise both teaching excellence with a high research output, setting us apart from the majority of institutions which tend to place their emphasis on one or the other. In terms of courses, we offer a variety of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, all awarded by the University of London. 

  • Staff recruited from preeminent UK and international universities
  • Dual research and teaching focus - being part of a research-led department you will learn from academics who are at the frontiers of their subjects 
  • During your studies you will be assigned a personal advisor from among our academics who will provide you with extra academic support and guidance
  • Cutting-edge resources include an Express Lab and Bloomberg Financial database
  • Focus on your future with short employability modules built into all three years of study for undergraduate students

Departmental statistics:

  • Top 10 UK Economics department (THE, REF institutions ranked by subject, 2014)
  • 93% of our graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018)
  • Royal Holloway Economics graduates earn 40% more than the average graduate (All subjects and institutions, IFS, 2018)


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