The MA Classics and Ancient History provides intensive preparation for further research into the literature, cultures, history and societies of ancient Greece and Rome and their later reception. At the same time, it delivers key transferable skills and training that employers value.
Core modules prepare you for the challenge of your MA, helping you to develop thematic perspectives on the ancient world and understand the big ideas that inform contemporary research. They also build your skills in research and communication, encouraging you to adopt effective strategies for gathering and organising disparate information, analysing complex evidence, evaluating propositions and articulating arguments for different audiences and occasions. As well as pursuing independent research across your degree, you will work with your fellow students to coordinate and participate in a research colloquium.
Why Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology?
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology has academic staff who are actively engaged in research ranging from early prehistory through to late antiquity.
Here are some of our specialisms:-
- Ancient near east
- Cultural evolution
- Early technologies
Our Master's programmes are designed to equip students with a wide range of transferable skills, with an emphasis on the development of both research and practical analytical skills. They equip students for further study at Postgraduate level (MPhil/PhD) and meet the training requirements of the AHRC and NERC. Research students have not only continued their studies at postdoctoral level, but also embarked on specialised long-term careers in lecturing, museum work and the heritage industry. Our degrees are a good investment in your future. Whichever direction you choose after graduation, potential employers (both nationally and internationally) appreciate the breadth of view, analytical skills and intellectual rigour that you gain by studying civilizations and periods so different from our own.