Masters | Postgraduate Course - Classics and Ancient History 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 MA

Study Details

MA 1 year full-time. 2 years part-time

Our innovative MA in Classics and Ancient History gives you the chance to study for a world-class degree with the flexibility to tailor the programme to match your own interests. We will give you a supportive and stimulating environment in which to enhance the knowledge and skills you picked up at Undergraduate level.

You can choose to follow an open pathway to mix your modules and interests or one of the specially designed research streams that match our own specialisms. The research streams we currently offer are:

  • Ancient Philosophy, Science and Medicine 
  • Ancient Politics and Society
  • Classical Receptions 
  • Cultural Histories and Material Exchanges 
  • Literary Interactions

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • CLAM043 Dissertation in Classics and Ancient History 60
  • CTHM007 Research Skills in Classics, Ancient History and Theology 30

Optional modules
The optional modules determine the main focus of your MA study.
The optional modules contain a range of Greek and Latin language modules appropriate for different levels of language competence and experience on entry to the programme.
a Students beginning a Classical language take CLAM201 Classical Language & Texts: Greek I, CLAM251 Classical Language & Texts: Latin I, or CLAM034 Fast-Track Greek (60 credits)
b Students with a Classical language at Beginners' level take CLAM252 Intermediate Latin or CLAM202 Greek II.
c Students with a Classical language at Intermediate level take CLAM254 Latin III, CLAM255 Latin IV or CLAM204 Greek III, CLAM205 Greek IV.
d Students with Classical language at Degree level choose from CLAM009 Greek Tragedy, CLAM012A Latin Epic, or CLAM038 Independent Reading in Greek and Latin Authors.

CLA MA Classics and Ancient History optional modules 18/19

  • CLAM046 The City of Rome 30
  • CLAM071 Food and Culture 15
  • CLAM100 History Through Art and Archaeology 15
  • CLAM101 The Western Dragon in Lore, Literature and Art 15
  • CLAM102 Hellenistic Culture and Society - History 15
  • CLAM103 Hellenistic Culture and Society - Literature 15
  • CLAM104 Cultural Transformations in Late Antiquity 15
  • CLAM105 Migration and the Migrant Through Ancient and Modern Eyes 15
  • CLAM106 Ancient Philosophy 15
  • CLAM107 Roman Myth 15
  • CLAM108 Rome: Globalisation, Materiality 15

CLAM201, CLAM251 or CLAM034 See note a

  • CLAM201 Greek I 30
  • CLAM251 Latin I 30
  • CLAM034 Fast-Track Greek 60

CLAM252 or CLAM202 See note b

  • CLAM202 Classical Language and Texts: Greek II 30
  • CLAM252 Classical Language and Texts: Latin II 30

CLAM254, CLAM255, CLAM204, CLAM205 See note c

  • CLAM254 Latin III 30
  • CLAM255 Latin IV 30
  • CLAM204 Greek III 30
  • CLAM205 Greek IV 30

CLAM009, CLAM012A OR CLAM038 See note d

  • CLAM009 Greek Tragedy 30
  • CLAM012A Latin Epic 30
  • CLAM038 Independent Study: Further Reading in Greek and Latin Authors 30

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.

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