What will I learn?

Drawing on expertise from our Classics and History departments, Ancient and Medieval History offers the opportunity to study the history of Greece and Rome in the Classical period (600 BCE - 700CE) and how that world developed into the Medieval period (c. 600 CE - 1400 CE). The course brings together the two key periods of pre-modern history, offering students the opportunity to compare and contrast pre-modern social and political systems and to develop the knowledge, theories and methodologies necessary for the study of these periods of history.Taught by a variety of internationally recognised experts, Ancient History allows you will delve into the politics, events and developments underpinning our understanding of many aspects of historical societies and, indeed, our own culture. You will explore themes, key periods and problems in Greek and Roman history, such as the emergence (and fall) of democracy and the rise, decline and fall of Empires.As a student of Ancient History you will be part of our Classics Department, where the quality of research that informs our teaching and a friendly, individual approach which shapes the way we guide our students combine to create an unbeaten academic experience. A thriving Classics Society contributes to the friendly and sociable atmosphere of the Classics department.Studying Medieval History within the Department of History is exciting and rewarding; it encourages you to appreciate the human experience in other places and at other times, in a world whose consequences are with us still, be it through the development of international relations, the formation of geopolitical regions (Christendom/ the Islamic world), or the development of town life.Our internationally renowned academics are developing the very latest thinking on historical problems; this cutting edge knowledge informs the curriculum and will enhance your learning experience. By studying History at one of the largest and most influential departments in the country you will be able to choose from an exceptionally broad range of subjects.

Which department am I in?

Classics and Philosophy

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£18,800.00 (19,41,068) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Royal Holloway, University Of London,

Egham Hill,

Egham,

Surrey,

TW20 0EX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Royal Holloway

International students can enjoy a diverse community at Royal Holloway where over 130 countries are represented.

  • Based in Egham, Surrey, 19 miles from central London
  • One of the world’s most beautiful campuses
  • Scholarships specifically for international students
  • English language and pathway programmes available