Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The opportunity to build on your knowledge of one classical language while acquiring the other and studying it for all three years. Its wide range of non'linguistic options including classical archaeology and ancient philosophy as well as ancient history and classical literature in translation. You will acquire skills of translation not only from Latin and Greek into English but also from English into Latin and Greek. The opportunity to take a second year project option and to write a third year dissertation. You will become part of a friendly and supportive department with a tradition of good pastoral care.

Course Modules

Year 1: introduction to Greek literature; introduction to roman literature; introduction to ancient philosophy; Greek history and the city'state; roman history and society (the Julio'Claudians); the birth of Christian Europe; introduction to Greek archaeology; introduction to roman art; materials and methods in classical archaeology. Years 2 and 3: Homer; the tragedy of Euripides; Greek comedy; Herodotus; Plato; Cicero; Lucretius and Virgil; roman historiography; roman satire; Virgil; Ovid; Greek drama; studying ancient myth; ancient literary criticism; roman drama; Greek literature under the roman empire; culture and identity from Nero to Hadrian; gender in classical antiquity; Greek history to 322 bc; Greek law and law courts; Periclean Athens; Egypt in the roman empire; roman Britain; roman army; the city from Augustus to Charlemagne; the philosophy of Aristotle; the dialogues of Plato; stoics, epicureans and sceptics; logic and rhetoric; Neo'Platonism and Christianity; the built environment in classical antiquity; Greek and roman art in context; near eastern art and archaeology; archaeology of the black sea; Pompeii; Athens and Attica; the Greeks overseas; special topics; extended essay.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • Course specific
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • SQA Higher AABBB
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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93% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 87%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 62%

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

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 35
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 15

16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 67%

Total Coursework: 33%

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

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