University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Ancient Visual and Material Culture (Taught)

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Course summary

Ancient Visual and Material Culture MA will train you for further research in the fields of art, numismatics or epigraphy. Acquire necessary research techniques and skills at Warwick's Classics and Ancient History department. Course overview The taught MA courses provide an overview of the scope of the visual and material culture of the ancient world, the ways in which it might be studied, and the questions that can be asked of it. The core module gives you an awareness of historiography and methodological issues affecting the study of the material culture of the ancient world as well as inviting you to consider the ways in which its study can contribute to our picture of antiquity. Optional modules allow you to develop your interests in particular aspects of the subject (art, epigraphy, numismatics, or an approved external option) in more depth, while a core language component provides the linguistic skills necessary to conduct further research. This MA provides 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. This MA also provides a solid basis for independent research, and often leads students to engage in MPhil/PhD studies in Ancient Visual and Material Culture.

Course details

Modules

Core modules:

  • Approaching Ancient Visual and Material Culture
  • Dissertation
  • A language module, either Master's Language Training or 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

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 good 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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