Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

You will enhance your understanding of these challenging and stimulating subjects in two leading academic departments. The Drama Department has a strong research culture; all staff are active researchers and over 95% of our research is recognised internationally (RAE 2008). Our drama resources include a workshop, three major performance spaces (the Studio Theatre, the Boilerhouse, and the Hand Noh Studio), two rehearsal rooms and a digital studio. Our proximity to central London offers students easy access to the capital's many theatre productions.

Course Modules

Classical Studies 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. Drama Year 1: theatre and performance'making; theatre and culture. Year 2: theatre and performance'making 2; theatre and culture 2. Year 3: methods and processes; final year project; research seminar; culture and creativity.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £15,200  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
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

Key Course Information

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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

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 44%

Total Coursework: 38%

Total Practical: 18%

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

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