MA in Classical Language and Literature
The MA Classical Language and Literature is one of four degrees at postgraduate level offered by the School of Classics that contain a substantial language element and students can focus on either Latin or Greek or cover both classical languages.
Although linguistic experience is not a prerequisite for this programme, students are not able to start both Latin and Greek at Beginners level in the same academic year.
Language modules taken at the Summer Workshop in Greek and Latin can be integrated into this Masters programme. In addition to the linguistic elements of this degree, students also study literature. Modules cover a range of options, from Epic to Historiography and the Ancient Novel. In their MA dissertations students are expected to retain a focus on the language and literature of the ancient world.
The MA Classical Language and Literature aims to provide a self-contained year of structured and challenging study for those that wish to pursue their interests in Greek and/or Latin language and literature. The programme also provides a broad foundation for postgraduate work in general, by laying particular stress on the methodologies and research tools needed for independent advanced study.
The Masters programme thus also acts as training for students who intend to undertake an MPhil or PhD.