Ancient History and Classical Culture (MA)

Swansea University

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

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How you will study
full-time

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About Ancient History and Classical Culture at Swansea University

Every aspect of the modern world has its roots in the civilisations of the Classical world. This MA allows students to study a range of topics related to the history and culture of the classical world, from the Mycenaean world to the later Roman Empire. The range of options allows students to specialise in history or literature, or to combine study of the two. 

Students are encouraged to develop a methodological awareness and are introduced to key concepts and interpretative techniques that shape the study of the ancient civilisations in the modern world. This programme develops research skills needed for high-level work in any field of Ancient History and Classical Civilisation. 

Students have the opportunity to study ancient Greek or Latin. 

The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.

Have a look at the History and Classics blog for news and further information.

Course Overview

The MA in Ancient History and Classical Culture offers a wide range of modules on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, drawing on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars.

The full-time course structure is split across the year with three modules offered in each academic semester (a total of six modules in part one) and then a dissertation over the summer (part two). Students study one compulsory module, plus two modules of a language and three optional modules. The dissertation component is written on a specialist research topic of your choosing.

Part-time students take one compulsory module, a language and an optional module in the first and second years and write their dissertation in the third year.

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MA Full-time £6,150 £13,850 MA Part-time £2,050 £4,650

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Classics or a relevant discipline.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

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