Ancient History Royal Holloway, University of London

Undergraduate

If you are fascinated by the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome and keen to develop transferable skills such as critical analysis then this course is for you.

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.

You will build skills and knowledge from day one. In year two, the experience of historical periods will be deepened and widened and you will develop skills in research and concentrate on your individual interests, which will culminate in specialist studies and individual research projects in year three. As you build knowledge and understanding of a formative and fascinating period of world history, you will have the opportunity to study in other areas of the curriculum, notably: archaeology, literature, philosophy and language.

There is also the possibility of spending a year abroad, experiencing the profound effect these classical cultures have had on history, culture and politics.

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 centre for excellence in both teaching and research, 98% of our research is recognized as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognized (REF 2014).

  • Top in the UK for overall student satisfaction, scoring 100% in The National Student Survey of 2015.

  • A thriving Classics Society that contributes to the friendly and sociable atmosphere of our department.

  • A vibrant, stimulating environment in which to learn, producing graduates with an outstanding record for employment or further study.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Please refer to our website for information:
https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/classics/ancient-history.aspx

Assessment method

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code V110
Institution code R72
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - BBB - 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-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD BTEC must be in a related subject
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
P: 0 credits
Access must be in a related subject area. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.
Scottish Higher AABBB
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Grades 5,5,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD BTEC must be in a related subject plus one A level grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Plus two A-Levels graded B,B
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB - BBB
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us at study@royalholloway.ac.uk to discuss your situation.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £16,900 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*The tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations, and for students who starting a degree in the academic year 2018/19 was £9,250 for that year, and is shown for reference purposes only. The tuition fees for UK and EU undergraduates have not yet been confirmed for students starting a degree in the academic year 2019/20. There is a different fee for a year spent abroad or working in industry.

Sponsorship information

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/undergraduate/feesandfunding/bursariesandscholarships/home.aspx