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Course summary

Immerse yourself in the advanced study of Greco-Roman civilisation with our Antiquity MA: Classics and Ancient History pathway. Modules emphasise independent interpretation of primary evidence, and encourage you to draw connections across historical periods, between different types of evidence (textual, archaeological, iconographic), and between different cultures. This programme offers an ideal opportunity to pursue your interests in the Greco-Roman world in greater depth and also provides an ideal foundation for further research at doctoral level. All students take at least one classical language module, plus a general module on Research and Scholarship designed to introduce them to the professional skills required by an independent researcher. This is one of several pathways available on the Antiquity MA. This is the degree for you if you enjoyed studying the ancient world as an undergraduate, and would now like to study Classics and Ancient History in greater depth and at a higher level; or if you want to explore this aspect of antiquity and it wasn’t included in your first degree.


You will study a total of three core modules. Research and Scholarship in Classics and Ancient History This module ensures that students across the range of sub-disciplines in Classics and Ancient History acquire the necessary generic and specific skills needed for further research. These will include advanced bibliographic skills, familiarity with theoretical and critical approaches and schools of thought, technical skills such as techniques of epigraphy or numismatics where appropriate. Delivery will take place in seminar formats, with sub-disciplines offering different break-out sessions as needed. Your remaining two core modules will be language modules, at least one of which should be Greek or Latin. Your language options typically include: Greek (Beginner/Advanced); Latin (Beginner/Advanced); Egyptian Language. Optional modules. You will choose three optional modules, at least two of which should relate to Classics and Ancient History. Options available typically include: Empire and Identity; Herodotus and Ancient Worlds; Numismatics for Research and in Museums; Creating Europe: Complex Societies 1000 BC - AD 1000.

Entry requirements

We normally require a 2:1 degree, or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to the selected pathway, such as Classics, Archaeology or History.

Fees and funding

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Antiquity (Classics and Ancient History Pathway) at University of Birmingham - UCAS