MA in Ancient History

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages

Program Description

MA in Ancient History

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages

MA in Ancient History

The MA in Ancient History has a focus on research training that will place students in a strong position for further study for a PhD or for careers outside academia that require research skills. The MA provides a full study of the use of a variety of types of evidence that is underpinned by a core module focussed on interpretation. A wide range of modules in both Greek and Roman History are offered that can be chosen as part of the MA. This allows students not only choice, but also the ability to specialise in a particular area of the subject.

Course content

A 12-month MA programme by full-time study for 180 credits (part-time enrolment possible).

Core modules

CL900: Research Skills in Ancient History: Understanding the City in Antiquity Optional modules

Students choose three from the following (subject to availability):

  • CL820 The Political, Social and Economic History of the Hellenistic World
  • CL821: Ancient Greek Science: Astronomy and Medicine
  • CL823: Sexuality, Secrecy and Sin: Ancient Christianity and the World of Late Antiquity
  • Latin or Ancient Greek at an appropriate level (Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced, according to ability)

Who should apply?

This degree is ideal for those who have studied BA degrees in Ancient History; Ancient History and Archaeology; Classical Studies; Classical and Archaeological Studies and other combinations that have involved the study of Ancient History/Classical Studies/Classics/Archaeology. It is also open to students of other disciplines, who can display a degree of prior knowledge of the subject. Students will hold a degree of Bachelor in a relevant discipline with a grade of 2:1 or its equivalent at least at this or any other university.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 31, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
1 year
Part time
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5,100 GBP
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
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Duration 1 year
Price 5,100 GBP
full-time for UK/EU