Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

You will have 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. You will have the chance to make a rapid start with a new language. You will have the opportunity to study with language experts from our small, friendly teams. You will have access to the latest technologies and learning resources. You will enjoy easy access to London's vast wealth of art resources, from small collections to national museums and libraries.

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. Visual Arts Year 1: visual arts 1 (an introduction to visual media); a special theme in European culture: the city; the visual image in French culture and society; text and image in the Hispanic world; culture and identity in Latin America; re'mapping the Amexicano border in visual culture; Italian art (Giotto to Arte Povera). Year 2: visual arts 2 (genre and movements); the illustrated text in France; art and culture in renaissance Florence; renaissance transgressions; representations of childhood and youth in modern German culture; 20th'century Mexican visual arts and film; gender and clothing in 20th'century literature and culture. Year 3: placement year. Year 4: dissertation; from aestheticism to the avant'garde; text and image in France (cubism to the present); wanton women (artists and writers of the French avant'garde); Italian fashion and design; representations of slavery in French and francophone culture.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB-ABB
  • 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

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 75
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 36%

Total Coursework: 22%

Total Practical: 42%

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

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