MA in Roman History and Archaeology with a Term in Rome
Focusing on Rome and the cities of the Roman Empire, Kent’s exciting new taught MA programme in Roman History and Archaeology allows you to spend your academic year in two great locations: Canterbury and Rome. You study the monuments and artefacts of ancient Rome at first hand, visiting relevant sites and museums, with options to study site conservation and museum presentation as well as the history of the city.
The MA in Ancient History with a Term in Rome has a focus on research training that places you in a strong position for further study for a PhD, or for careers outside academia that require research skills. The programme provides a full study of the use of a variety of types of evidence that is underpinned by a core module focused on interpretation. A key focus of the MA is on the cities of the Roman Empire, especially the capital, Rome. A term is spent in Rome, in which you study the monuments and artefacts of the ancient city at first hand, visiting relevant sites and museums, with options to study site conservation and museum presentation as well as the history of Rome. University of Kent staff are present for part of the spring term in Rome to ensure continuity of academic guidance and pastoral support.
The American University of Rome was founded in 1969 and runs a wide-ranging series of programmes in the arts and in business administration, including the subjects of archaeology, classics, and cultural heritage. The campus is located in the Monteverde district of Rome, a picturesque district with a wide range of shops and amenities. From nearby Trastevere, it is a short bus-ride to the historic centre of Rome with its extensive array of Roman sites, monuments and museums.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.
- CL805 - Contemporary Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Issues
- CL828 - Rome-The Imperial City
- CL829 - Rome Optional Module
- CL900 - Research Skills in Ancient History - Understanding the City in Antiquit
- CL897 - CL Dissertation
The programme is assessed by coursework for each of the modules, an examination in Latin or Ancient Greek and by the dissertation.
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