Royal Holloway University adapts hybrid mode for all masters courses

Royal Holloway, University of London, has adapted all postgraduate courses this year to ensure that students in India can confidently begin their studies with the university this September. The courses will combine face to face and online teaching and learning support. In view of any potential travel or other COVID-19 related restrictions place in the UK or in India, students may be unable to arrive on campus for the start of term. Royal Holloway has adapted its courses so that students traveling from India will not have to worry about missing out on the introductory phase of their university course. They will be able to start their course with Royal Holloway from wherever they are in India and will be an integral part of the class alongside students who are on campus. When travel or other COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, students from India will arrive on campus and resume their classes on Royal Holloway’s safe and secure campus.

In providing utmost flexibility in learning to its students, the university is offering certain courses with term dates starting in January 2021 as well as in September 2020.

Professor James Knowles, Senior Vice-Principal for Education at Royal Holloway, said: “We recognise that students might be worried about starting a course this year and we hope that our adapted postgraduate courses will ease concerns. Students will be able to study from their home whilst they are unable to travel but as soon as they can they will be able come onto our safe campus and continue with their course without missing out. For students who simply can’t travel this year, our January start for some courses will mean they can still benefit from studying at one of the UK’s top universities. The safety of our students is our priority and students can also be confident that, when they come to our campus, they will be coming to a clean, safe and open environment.”