The course is primarily designed for students who have studied ancient history, classics or classical studies as their first degree.
You can choose to study from one of two pathways: classics or ancient history.
If you are interested in classics, you will engage in advanced study of the literatures, languages and cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome.
If you want to specialise in ancient history, you will focus on the histories, societies and cultures of Archaic and Classical Greece, Rome and the wider Mediterranean world.
The highly flexible course offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of topics reflecting the research specialisms of our staff across ancient history, classics and archaeology, including Byzantine studies, whilst developing your own research interests and professional skills.
Through this course you will gain an advanced knowledge and understanding of:
Based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, classics and ancient history at Newcastle has a long and distinguished reputation for its research and teaching. Latin and Greek have been taught here since 1874 and ancient history and classical archaeology since 1910 and 1931 respectively.
You will benefit from teaching and training in research techniques from specialists in the field. The course will equip you with advanced skills in literacy, research and project management, enabling you to pursue the subject at PhD level or to enter a range of professions.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in classics, classical studies, or a related field.
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications.
If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in writing).
More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database at www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding
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