Masters | Postgraduate Course - Classics and Ancient History : Classical Receptions MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,300 full-time; £4,150 part-time International: £17,700 full-time
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Classics and Ancient History : Classical Receptions MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full time 2 years Part time

Classical reception studies is understood broadly as the interpretation, representation, appropriation, translation, reconstruction, and/or revision of Greek and Roman antiquity - and the study of the classical tradition feature prominently in Classics at Exeter, with several members of staff actively engaged in studying receptions of Greek and Roman antiquity across different periods, societies, and media.

Current research projects, expertise, and teaching provision focus in particular on: the reception of classical antiquity in the visual and performing arts; antiquity and postmodernism; antiquity in political discourse from the 19th century onwards;  the reception of the ancient medicine and the classical body; classical reception in Victorian England; German philhellenism; classics and the history of sexualities; ancient and modern theories of literature and rhetoric.

Recent projects

  • Sexual knowledge
  • Sexual history
  • Heroes and leaders

Module details

Indicative list of modules

  • Roman Myth
  • The Western Dragon in Lore, Literature and Art 
  • Visions of Rome: Uses and Abuses of the eternal city

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History or other relevant subject (e.g Archaeology, English, History). Prior knowledge of Greek and/or Latin not required.

Programme Funding

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

Student Destinations

Many of our students decide to take their studies on to doctoral level and we are very happy to provide mentoring and support if you decide to take this path. Of course a PhD isn’t the only option available to you on completing our MA.

During your time with us you will have a developed an excellent range of skills in logical thinking, interpreting, analysing and evaluating information, and communication. A range of options will be open to you, you might take a career path in a related area such as museum and cultural heritage work or teaching. Alternatively you might choose to pursue a different profession using your relevant skills, perhaps joining the Civil Service or working in business, law or management.