University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome (Taught)

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Course summary

Warwick's Classics and Ancient History Department have designed this MA to focus on the history and material culture of Ancient Rome. Students will go to Rome during April and May for a programme of site visits and seminars. Course overview Our Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome MA courses provide a thorough preparation in research techniques if you are considering further research in the fields of art, numismatics or epigraphy, or are working on an historical topic that involves the consideration of material evidence. It will also provide a detailed understanding of ancient visual and material culture to prepare you if you are aiming to enter a career in museums and curatorial work, or in education. For the Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome MA, one module is taught by the British School, Rome, focusing on the history and material culture of Ancient Rome. Please note admission is subject to the discretion of the British Schools and cannot be guaranteed by Warwick.


Core modules

  • Approaching Ancient Visual and Material Culture
  • Dissertation
  • Module at British School, Rome
A language module – either
  • Master's Language Training
  • Advanced Ancient Language (optional core)
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Art of the Ancient World
  • Ancient Numismatics
  • Classical Epigraphy
Subject to demand, the options above usually run each year. It is also possible to take an approved module from other Departments across the Faculty.

Assessment method

Most modules (apart from language modules) are assessed by a 5,000-word essay on a topic of your choice, decided upon by negotiation with a member of academic staff. The dissertation will be a piece of work 15,000-20,000 words and built on the research carried out whilst on the programme.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** Applicants will need to have achieved or be expecting to achieve a firm 2:i undergraduate degree in Classics/Ancient History/Archaeology or a relevant subject to be considered for entry. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Rome at University of Warwick - UCAS