Ancient Literature and Thought at University of Warwick - UCAS

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Course summary

Explore a wide range of Greek and/or Latin texts on Ancient Literature and Thought MA. Warwick's Classics and Ancient History department will provide you with an intensive introduction to literary theory through an interdisciplinary approach. Course overview This MA will foster your ability to read a wide range of Greek and/or Latin texts in the original language and to develop nuanced understanding of the methodologies and critical approaches to the study of these texts within their historical, cultural and political contexts. It provides an intensive introduction to literary theory tailored specifically to classicists, making it a unique pathway in the UK for classicists contemplating going on to a doctorate, and harnesses Warwick's strong interdisciplinary links between its departments of Classics and Ancient History, English and Comparative Literary Studies, and Philosophy. You will undertake rigorous training in the close reading of texts and of Greco-Roman culture, while having flexibility to pursue your related interests both within the field of Classics and beyond through optional modules. You will also build subject specific, transferable skills in independent research, analysis, and communication.


Core modules:

  • Approaching Ancient Texts: methodologies, theories and practice
  • Dissertation
  • Roman Literature and Thought or Greek Literature and Thought
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Master's Language Training (Greek, Latin or modern language) or Advanced Ancient Language
  • Art of the Ancient World
  • Classical Epigraphy
  • Origins of Phenomenology
  • Feminist Literary Theory
- Renaissance Culture and Society

Assessment method

Most modules (apart from language modules) are assessed by a 5,000-word essay on a topic of your choice, decided upon in negotiation with a member of academic staff. The dissertation will be a 15,000 – 20,000 word essay, built on the research carried out during 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 or a similar course of academic study with substantial course components in the area of Classics to be considered for entry. Applicants must have degree-level competence in at least one ancient language (Ancient Greek or Latin). **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

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Ancient Literature and Thought at University of Warwick - UCAS