Masters | Postgraduate Course - Classics and Ancient History : Cultural Histories & Material Exchanges 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 : Cultural Histories & Material Exchanges MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full time 2 years Part time

Modern observers continue to be amazed by the extent of movement in the ancient world - of people, objects and ideas. Such movement is most apparent in the visual and material culture that survives from the ancient world - be it embodied in the plethora of influences in art and monumentality, attestations of mobile people in inscriptions, or finds of portable items and commodities at great distances from their sources.

Our research examines in what ways ancient mobility contributed to the shaping of distinctive cultures, economies and societies in antiquity, as well as the implications for living in a truly globalised and interconnected ancient world, from Classical Athens and the Hellenistic era to the Roman empire and Late Antiquity, with geographical expertise ranging from Egypt and the Black Sea to Italy and the western Roman provinces.

Module details

Indicative list of modules

  • Cultural Transformations in Late Antiquity
  • Hellenistic Culture and Society - History
  • History through Art and Archaeology
  • Migration and the Migrant through ancient and modern eyes
  • Rome: globalisation, materiality
  • The City of Rome (BSR)

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.