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 the full variety of the Classical syllabus. Our staff are committed teachers and leading international researchers in their many and varied fields. We develop our students through their 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 our strong disciplinary research areas (archaeology, history, and literature) and to an engaged Classics that tackles current themes, such as Contemporary Classics, Spaces and Materials of Belonging, and The Fantastic, from our undergraduates to our research. We host two important research centres, the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric and Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome.
We are committed to taking Classics into the community, with talks, resources, and other materials: you can find more information on the dedicated pages below.
As a Department, we work closely with and are part of the School of Humanities, which also houses the Departments of History, English and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Working together allows us to develop and apply a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches in our research and teaching. The School is based in the International Building on Royal Holloway’s spectacular campus.
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