Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This course combines both ancient and modern fields of research. It is designed equally for students with a background in classics, in other humanities disciplines, and in other subjects including law and social science. The programme offers preparation not only for advanced research at PhD level but also for a wide range of other careers in which oral and written communication are important, such as the media, the legal profession, politics and public relations. The programme includes a core course on problems and methods in oratory and rhetoric, incorporating training in a range of analytical and scholarly research skills. A wide range of optional courses is available (including courses offered by other London institutions) and there are opportunities to pursue independent projects in any aspect of ancient or modern oratory and rhetoric.

Course Modules

Modules include: Problems and methods in oratory and rhetoric; oratory and identity; independent project 1; independent project 2; dissertation

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of a 2.1 UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent. Relevant experience in any profession involving communication such as law, politics or the media. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £5,700  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MRes