Taught course

History: Hellenic Studies

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of History

Entry requirements

UK Lower Second Class Honours degree (2:2) or equivalent. Research experience will also be considered

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this course is to give you the opportunity to have an overall view and appreciation of Greek history and culture, from the Homeric and Classical age, through the Hellenistic and Roman times, the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine period to the modern world. Its diachronic and interdisciplinary nature enables you to examine the elements which characterise Hellenic culture through the centuries, at the same time helping you to acquire a deeper knowledge of a certain period and discipline; including philosophy, history, law, religion, theatre, language, literature, papyrology and palaeography.

The Hellenic Institute, established in 1993, brings together two areas of teaching and research in which Royall Holloway has long excelled: the study of the language, literature and history of Ancient Greece, based largely in the Department of Classics and Philosophy, but also in the Department of Drama and Theatre, and Byzantine Studies, which have always found a home in the Department of History.

It aims to consolidate existing strengths and to extend them by promoting the study of the Hellenic traditional across the centuries from archaic and classical Greece, through the Byzantine period, to the modern world.

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.

Fees and funding

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

Dr Charalambos Dendrinos