Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

It presents the chance to study in our state'of'the art, purpose'built facilities, located in the award'winning International Building at the heart of the Egham campus; we are one of the very few UK courses offering the opportunity to study three modern languages to the same level; the chance to make a rapid start with a new language; the opportunity to study with language experts from our small, friendly teams; access to the latest technologies and learning resources; the opportunity to access key philosophical ideas and debates that will enhance all your studies.

Course Modules

Multilingual Studies Students take 3 core language course units per year, choosing 3 of the 4 languages offered by the School: French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Philosophy Year 1: introduction to ancient philosophy; introduction to modern philosophy; epistemology and metaphysics; introduction to aesthetics and morals; mind and consciousness; introduction to logic. Year 2: introduction to European philosophy 1 (from Kant to Hegel); mind and world; introduction to European philosophy 2 (the critique of idealism); philosophy and the arts; practical ethics; scepticism; philosophy of psychology; modern French philosophy; philosophy of religion; body and soul in ancient philosophy; the good life; modern political thought; contemporary political theory. Year 3: modern European philosophy 1 (from Husserl to Heidegger); modern European philosophy 2 (poststructuralism and its critics); recovering reality; philosophy and the arts; practical ethics; scepticism; philosophy of psychology; modern French philosophy; philosophy of religion; body and soul in ancient philosophy; the good life; literature and philosophy; key thinkers; radical political theory; the politics of toleration; social justice: from theory to practice; issues in democratic theory.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
BA £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
BA £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • Course specific
  • SQA Higher

Key Course Information

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84% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 53%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

87% Go on to work and/or study

In work 44
Studying 39
Studying and working 4
Unemployed 11
Unknown 3

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 27%

Total Coursework: 36%

Total Practical: 37%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation