Taught course

Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of History

Entry requirements

A good first degree, i.e. at least a 2.2, in any subject. However, non-standard applications will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This intercollegiate University of London MA programme, sitting between the Departments of Classics and History and embedded within the Hellenic Institute Research Centre, is designed for those who are interested in progressing to doctoral research in Byzantine studies, particularly in reading and editing Byzantine texts. Students take Greek language at the appropriate level, a course in Greek palaeography, a course option, and write a dissertation on a suitable topic. Options include: the Christianisation of the Roman World, the Late Roman and Early Byzantine City, Byzantium and the Crusades.

This is a University of London intercollegiate programme taught jointly with King's College London (KCL), University College London (UCL) and Birkbeck, University of London (BBK). In choosing where to register, students should note that they will normally be expected to undertake their dissertation at their home College: they should therefore aim to register at the College where staff interests are closest to their own.

Information for international students

Englsh 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


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation25 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Charalambos Dendrinos