Research course

Rhetoric

Institution
Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Classics
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent.

Relevant experience in any profession involving communication such as law, politics or the media would be seen as an advantage

Months of entry

September

Course content

Want to master the art of persuasion? If you’re also looking for a postgraduate degree course that equips you with the transferable skills of research, analysis, critical thought and communication, then this course is for you.

The only course of its kind to be offered by a major UK university, this one-year, research-based postgraduate course in oratory and rhetoric is designed for all students, not just those with a background in classics. It is ideal for those looking for onward progression into a career or further studies where an ability to construct and deliver persuasive arguments, as well as analyse and evaluate those presented by others, is key.

Combining both ancient and modern fields of research, the course is taught at the Centre of Oratory and Rhetoric in the Royal Holloway Classics Department. With the primary emphasis on the practice of oratory, the course draws on the department’s scholarly expertise to deliver a core module on Problems and Methods in Oratory and Rhetoric plus a wide range of complementary optional courses. Add to that access to experts in rhetoric and oratory from around the world as well as world-class research resources and we guarantee MRes Rhetoric students will finish the course equipped with a range of analytical and research skills, fully adept in the art of persuasion.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 with 7.0 in writing and no sub-score below 5.5 for non-native English speaking applicants.

See https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,000
International students
£14,500

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

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Christos.Kremmydas
Email
christos.kremmydas@rhul.ac.uk