Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This course offers opportunities for you to both experience the great range of ancient historical studies and to specialise in key areas. We offer units on periods from Near Eastern History to the Byzantine Empire and a vast range of methodologies are deployed and sources considered. As this is an intercollegiate course, jointly run with King's College London and University College London, you will benefit from the choice of a wide range of fascinating subjects. You will study from an exciting menu of units which covers not only Greek and Latin literature, the major periods of ancient history, ancient philosophy and the Greek and Latin languages, but also key technical skills such as papyrology, epigraphy, and palaeography. This course is ideal if you are considering progressing to advanced research or wish to add an additional year of high level study to your undergraduate qualification.

Course Additional Entry

UK upper 2nd class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent. Candidates with relevant professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores. A successful applicant will usually have the following qualities: A broad appreciation of the civilisations and historical framework of the ancient world; a keen interest in primary sources and the different interpretations that have been put on them; the ability to synthesise judgements from multiple viewpoints.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £14,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,550  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)