History is a unique blend of analysis, narrative and argument. Mastery of its content and techniques is not only valuable and rewarding in itself, but also forms an excellent foundation for careers that call for a critical approach to information and an ability to make reasoned cases.
For Philosophy you will take introductory courses in ancient and modern philosophy and contemporary philosophical questions in your first year, and then choose from a wide range of course units in years two and three. These include courses in ancient philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics and Epicureans; modern and contemporary Anglo-American and European philosophy and political thought, as well as specialist courses in philosophy and the arts, radical political theory, democratic theory, contemporary scepticism, and more.
Throughout the course, you will:
understand and critique primary and secondary historical sources
develop insights, narratives and themes that account for historical events
develop your understanding of key philosophical texts
acquire critical, analytical and group-working skills.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The full course specification will be available to print once the course has been validated.