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Postgraduate taught courses


The department offers three traditional taught courses: MA in Ancient History, MA in Classics, MA in Classical Art and Archaeology. A further taught course, the MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, is offered by the History department. These courses are intercollegiate, offered jointly with King’s College London and University College London. Together, they offer an unparalleled range of courses that provides for around 70 students per year.

Students choose from a menu of courses 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. The courses provide ideal training for those considering further research, as well as an additional year of high level study for those seeking to add to their undergraduate qualification.

MA courses 2015-16 with details for Royal Holloway courses and links to King's College and UCL course choices.

For past course options see MA courses 2013-14 and MA courses 2014-15.

The department also runs two research masters programmes, a Masters by Research in Classical Reception and an MRes in Rhetoric, which provide unique training in specific areas of the Classical studies, and also contributes to the MA Hellenic Studies offered by the Hellenic Institute (History Department) at Royal Holloway.

MA Classical Reception

MA Classical Reception

Why study the Masters by Research in Classical Reception?  Hear from our MA students.

MRes Rhetoric


Our students talk about what makes the Master of Research in Rhetoric such a rewarding postgraduate degree.



Click on the videos below to  find out more. Films courtesy of PostgraduateSearch.com


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