MA in Ancient History and Classical Studies
The MA Ancient History and Classical Studies is the broadest degree scheme that the School of Classics offers at a postgraduate level. The degree provides students with a choice from a wide range of modules that cover all aspects of the Graeco-Roman Worlds, thus allowing them to pursue their own particular interests and tailor the degree to their needs. The programme aims to provide a self-contained period of structured and challenging study for those that wish to pursue their interests in ancient history and classical studies and to increase students’ knowledge of Greek and Roman history and civilisation.
This degree provides a broad foundation for postgraduate work in general, by laying particular stress on the methodologies and research tools needed for independent advanced study. It equips students with the tools necessary for further research including training in the use of digital resources online, library catalogues and archives to develop their critical and conceptual understanding of Greek and Roman history and civilisation. This degree also acts as vital training for students who intend to undertake an MPhil or PhD.
The degree can be taken as a full-time or a part-time programme, by both distance and residential students. Although most modules on offer are available for both groups of students, some modules may only be available to residential students; others are only available for distance students. Inclusion of a language element is a possibility within the degree scheme, but it is not a compulsory part. Modules from the Summer Workshop in Greek and Latin can be integrated in this MA.