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

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Classics and Ancient History : Literary Interactions MA

Study Details

MA Full time 1 year Part time 2 years

Greece, Rome, and the Near-East were literary cultures. They privileged, examined and questioned, and parodied a remarkably diverse, sophisticated range of literary output. Our research investigates the dynamics of that ancient literary culture. Our expertise covers both classical Greek drama, as well Latin poetry and prose, Christian and pagan literature from the imperial period, as well the reception of classical literature in the modern and post-enlightenment worlds.

Recent projects

  • The Ancient Bibliocosm
  • Cataloguing Damnation

Module details

Indicative list of modules

  • Ancient Drama in its Social and Intellectual Context
  • Ancient modernism
  • Cultural Transformations in Late Antiquity
  • Hellenistic Culture and Society – Literature
  • Roman Myth
  • The Western Dragon in Lore, Literature and Art

Entry Requirements

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.

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.

Some destinations of graduates from Classics and Ancient History programmes are:

• Actor
• Classics Teacher
• Client Executive
• Executive Search Researcher
• Human Resources Adviser
• Lecturer
• Legal Assistant
• Personal Incident Manager
• Producer of West End Shows
• Project Manager
• Property Manager
• Publishing Assistant
• Quality Controller
• Researcher