Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The course offers a wide range of options including classical archaeology and ancient philosophy as well as classical literature and ancient history. The opportunity to study Latin and/or Greek at all levels; from beginner's to advanced; for one, two or three years. A flexible course structure. The second year project option enables you to examine aspects of two of your second year courses in greater depth and prepares you for the dissertation in the third year. 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

Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates ABBBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

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97% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 89%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 95%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 74%

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

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 33
Studying and working 7
Unemployed 5
Unknown 10

12% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 63%

Total Coursework: 37%

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

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