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Ancient History and Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
By combining Ancient History and Philosophy in equal parts you'll have the opportunity to study the history of Greece and Rome in the Classical period alongside ancient and modern philosophy. With roots of philosophical theory anchored in the ancient world, the Ancient History and Philosophy programme at Royal Holloway University of London  make an excellent combination of subjects.
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Overview

Taught by a variety of internationally recognised experts, Ancient History offers the opportunity to study the history of Greece and Rome in the Classical period (600 BCE to 700 CE). Over three years 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 the Ancient History and Philosophy programme at Royal Holloway University of London  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.

Career opportunities

Our degree programmes not only promote academic achievement but also the means to hone the life-skills necessary to excel, post-graduation.

Being able to understand and process complex issues, to critically evaluate resources and construct coherent arguments both verbally and in writing is why many Royal Holloway classicists become employed in law, marketing, publishing, the media, government and finance.  

With its emphasis on reason and argumentation, philosophy is an excellent preparation for a career in law, religion, business, international diplomacy, social work, medical management or writing as well as post-graduate education. 

Employers like Channel 4, multinational law firm SJ Berwin, The Guildhall (City of London), accountancy firm KPMG, the Natural History Museum, Customs and Immigration, London Advertising, Broadstone Pensions and Investments and the Armed Forces have all recently recruited Royal Holloway alumni from the Department of Classics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Greek History and the City State
  • Key Themes in Roman History
  • Introduction to Modern Philosophy
  • Epistemology and Metaphysics
  • Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 
  • Greek History to 322 BC
  • Greek Historiography
  • Historiography of the Roman World

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A Levels: ABB-BBB
  • At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall. Writing 7.0. No other subscore lower than 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

  • We award our scholarships competitively, usually based on your academic achievements, as well as your scholarship statement. 
  • Bursaries are awarded to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.

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