Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Classical Art and Archaeology

This course is designed to provide you with advanced training in the techniques of art history and archaeology. It offers opportunities for you to study an exciting range of topics, taught by leading experts in the field. As this is an intercollegiate course, jointly run with King�s College London and University College London, you will benefit from the choice of a wide range of stimulating units on Greek and Roman art and archaeology from all parts of the Mediterranean world. You may also take elective units covering Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient history, and technical skills such as papyrology, epigraphy and palaeography.

Entry requirements

UK upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent. Candidates with relevant professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores. A successful applicant will usually have the following qualities: A broad understanding of the civilisations and material culture of the ancient world; an appreciation of the importance of archaeological sources and the different interpretations that have been put on them; the ability to synthesise judgements from multiple viewpoints.

Course modules

You will study 3 elective course units and prepare a dissertation. At least 2 of the elective units should be on a classical archaeological or art-historical subject as should the dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

AHRB awards; some College studentships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01784 414982