Classics and Ancient History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13980
    Tuition (Year)
    6000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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:

  • either classics or ancient history
  • methodologies for interpreting evidence
  • theoretical and analytical approaches
  • how to evaluate, analyse and interpret different types of evidence
  • Latin, Greek or both languages
  • marshalling evidence, critically analysing texts, images and material objects and writing a balanced argument
  • your chosen research subject through undertaking a dissertation

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.

Programme Structure

  • Research Skills and Dissertation Training
  • MA Classics and Ancient History Dissertation
  • Like ants or frogs around the pond': Mobility and identity in the Greek Mediterranean
  • City of Athens
  • he Life and Afterlife of Alexander the Great
  • Graduate Seminar in Greek Archaeology
  • Independent Study Project in Classics and Ancient History 1
  • Independent Study Project in Classics and Ancient History 2

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

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.

International students

If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in writing).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13980 International
  • GBP 6000 EU/EEA
  • Part time: £3,000

Funding

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