Masters | Postgraduate Course - Classics and Ancient History: Ancient Politics & Society MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Classics and Ancient History: Ancient Politics & Society MA

Study Details


This research stream draws you into the exciting (and sometimes subversive) world of ancient politics in its social and cultural setting. Questions you might be expected to think about are why (paradoxically) tyranny is central to democracy, how leaders are heroic, and what is the political and cultural significance for identity of memories about the homeland and ideas about leaving, and returning, home.

Recent projects

  • Democracy & Tyranny
  • Migration, identity and place
  • Black Sea history
  • Macedon and the Hellenistic world
  • Heroes and leaders

Module details

Indicative list of modules

  • Cultural Transformations in Late Antiquity
  • Gods among men: Leadership in Ancient Greece
  • Hellenistic Culture and Society – History
  • Migration and the Migrant through ancient and modern eyes
  • Roman Myth
  • Visions of Rome: Uses and Abuses of the eternal city

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 in Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or an other relevant subject. Prior knowledge of Latin or Greek is not essential.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.