Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Explore under the guidance of internationally'renowned specialists a coherent and compelling historical framework that brings history alive and addresses key debates. Choose from a wide range of elective course units to build the study content that matches your interests. Combine the pursuit of historical knowledge with the acquisition of key transferable career skills. We have strong links with universities elsewhere in Europe, as well as in the USA and in Asia. You will be supported by a Personal Adviser who will guide you through your choice of course units, examinations and will advise you on your progress.

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
  • 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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96% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 91%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 100%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 100%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 30
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 73%

Total Coursework: 27%

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

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