Taught course

Ancient History

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Classics

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent. Candidates with relevant professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our stimulating Ancient History programme offers opportunities for you to both experience the great range of ancient historical studies and to specialise in key areas. We offer units on periods from Near Eastern History to the Byzantine Empire and a vast range of methodologies are deployed and sources considered.

As this is an intercollegiateAncient History MA, jointly run with King’s College London and University College London, you will benefit from the choice of a wide range of fascinating subjects. You will study from an exciting menu of units 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.

This course is ideal if you are considering progressing to advanced research or wish to add an additional year of high level study to your undergraduate qualification.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5, with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 88 with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants See: http://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

See https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/feesandfunding/home.aspx

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment75
Dissertation25 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Professor Richard Alston