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The award
MPhil, PhD

How long you will study
2 - 4 years

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How you will study

Course starts
October, January, April

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About Classics at University of Reading

This degree aims to provide a transition between first degree level work and doctoral research in the various fields of Classics, including both literature and ancient history. It offers an introduction to methods and tools of advanced study and research. We stress the diversity of current approaches to the classical past and to interpreting texts. Thus, the provision includes linguistic, literary, historical, artistic and archaeological options. A wide choice of pathways is possible to allow students to follow their individual preferences.

All students take in their first term: a Research Methods module which covers key skills, in an intensive series of workshops; and a module entitled Approaches to Classics which introduces students of varied backgrounds to the techniques and theoretical approaches relevant to different branches of Classics. They also study Ancient Greek or Latin at a level appropriate to them. In the second term, students continue their language study and also choose three options from a broad Special Options module. In the third term students research a 20,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice under the supervision of an expert in that area.

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  • The awardMPhil, PhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 - 4 years
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