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.
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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.