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Rhetoric

MRes
  • Option 1 year full time or 2 years part time
  • Year of entry 2020
  • Campus Egham

The course

Want to master the art of persuasion? If you’re also looking for a postgraduate degree course that equips you with the transferable skills of research, analysis, critical thought and communication, then this course is for you.

The only course of its kind to be offered by a major UK university, this one-year, research-based postgraduate course in oratory and rhetoric is designed for all students, not just those with a background in classics. It is ideal for those looking for onward progression into a career or further studies where an ability to construct and deliver persuasive arguments, as well as analyse and evaluate those presented by others, is key.

Combining both ancient and modern fields of research, the course draws on the research expertise of the Centre of Oratory and Rhetoric in the Royal Holloway Classics Department. With the primary emphasis on the practice of oratory, the course delivers a core module on Problems and Methods in Oratory and Rhetoric plus a wide range of complementary optional modules. Add to that access to experts in rhetoric and oratory from around the world as well as world-class research resources and MRes Rhetoric students will finish the course equipped with a range of analytical and research skills, fully adept in the art of persuasion.

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