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The Department of Classics provides wide-ranging and intellectually stimulating undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

The Classics Department offers a wide-range of teaching and research covering a huge range of the Classical syllabus. Our staff are committed teacher and leading  international researchers in their many and varied fields. We have a strong strong track record of developing our students through the undergraduate programmes all the way to PhDs. The department has large and active graduate programmes at MA and PhD levels, a track record of attracting a number of significant research projects, and access to the world-class research resources of the University of London. 

We pride ourselves on our research-led teaching which combines a strong to disciplinary research areas (archaeology, history, and literature) and to an engaged Classics that tackles, from undergraduates to research, current themes, such as Contemporary Classics, Spaces and Materials of Belonging, and The Fantastic. We host two important research centres, the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric and Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome

We are also committed to taking Classics into the community, with talks, resources, and other materials: see the dedicated pages below. 

As a Department, we work closely with and are part of the School of Humanities, which houses also the Departments of History, English and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The School is in the International Building on Royal Holloway’s spectacular campus.

To find out more about our friendly and supportive department, browse the rest of this site or – even better – come and visit us in person, either on an Open Day or by individual arrangement.

But first take a look at our staff, alumni, and research. 

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