MSc Classical Art and Archaeology

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    MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

Study the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, through their material remains including; sculpture, funerary art, topography and visual cultures.

The programme focuses on the ancient Mediterranean world broadly defined: not just the archaeology of Greece and Rome but also areas of the Near East and north-western Europe. Should your interests lie in a field that overlaps a related subject area, you’ll appreciate our interdisciplinary approach, which allows you to draw on the experience of staff throughout the School.

By choosing this degree, you’ll have access to the expertise of our academics who are all passionate about the classical period and its art, social history and archaeology. By choosing courses of interest to you, each student’s programme will be different, and a further element of personalisation is provided in the choice of dissertation topic.

Classical Archaeology students also attend the weekly Classics Research Seminars, and form their own subsection of a lively graduate community in Classics.

Entry Requirements

You will need a UK 2:1 honours degree, a minimum US 3.25 GPA or international equivalent, in a subject related to this programme. An undergraduate degree in classics, classical civilization, ancient history or classical archaeology is preferred. Applicants with an Honours degree in another subject will also be considered, but will need to demonstrate in their personal statement why they are equipped to undertake the programme.

Relevant experience or professional or other qualifications will be considered.


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Student Destinations

After graduating, you will have the knowledge and skills in research methodologies that will put you in a good position to pursue doctoral research in classics or a related field, and ultimately an academic career. Museum work, cultural heritage and education also present a range of professional options that require a degree such as this.

The learning, organisational and leadership skills you gain from your studies will give you a vital edge in impressing any potential employer.

Module Details

You will take a compulsory course, which will provide a general introduction to graduate study in classics and give you the opportunity to develop your research skills.

Compulsory courses previously offered include:

Skills and Methods in Classics 20

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