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The Master of Arts (MA) is a first-level graduate degree bestowed on those who undertake studies in the humanities or social sciences to increase knowledge in a specific subject. It follows the undergraduate-level bachelor’s degree and precedes doctoral studies.

What is an MA in Classical Studies? This degree focuses on research and studies of Ancient Greek and Roman literature, culture and language. It may involve ancient Near East studies as well. Coursework can include research methods, Greek and Roman antiquity, Judaism, Christianity and Egypt. Depending on the focus of study, there may be additional courses offered in Latin, Ancient Greek, philosophy, archaeology and history.

Students who pursue an MA in Classical Studies acquire research skills needed for scholarly publications and presentations. They also develop critical thinking skills, which serve them well in and out of academia. Because this type of program places heavy emphasis on written and oral expression, communication skills are also improved.

The expense of this type of program can fluctuate between institutions, with location and program length factoring into the total. Interested students should contact program advisors for more information. Programs may last between one and three years.

Graduates of an MA in Classical Studies program may pursue doctorate-level studies after earning the degree. They often become researchers, scholars, lecturers and professors at the university level. They may also take teaching positions in secondary schools or community colleges, become journalists or editors for publications or find positions as museum archivists or curators. Archaeological firms often hire consultants and classicists who are trained in this field.

MA in Classical Studies programs can be found worldwide on university campuses. Many of them are available online, which allows for greater flexibility of schedule and location. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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8 Results in Classical Studies

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Arts

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophic ... [+]

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. Consequently, its practitioners must be not only philosophically competent but also proficient in the use of historical methods.

Moreover, in the Ancient and Medieval Western world, philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and William Ockham wrote in either Greek or Latin. This means that anyone who wants to know what these philosophers really said, without the distortions inevitably caused by translations, must also have a grasp of the classical languages and such related auxiliary disciplines as paleography and textual criticism.... [-]

Sweden Gothenburg
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Unitelma Sapienza

The Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology represents a great innovation among Italian universities courses. The renowned studies in Archaeology of Rome Sapienza Univer ... [+]

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The Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology represents a great innovation among Italian universities courses. The renowned studies in Archaeology of Rome Sapienza University are combined with the online tools of Unitelma Sapienza University which provides Italian and international users with an exclusive and prestigious training project. This Master's Degree is an inter-university degree awarded jointly by the two partner universities.

The Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology aims at providing a thorough training in the field of Classical Archaeology. In particular, through a didactic methodology combining both traditional (archaeological, linguistic-philological, artistic) and innovative resources (applying the most advanced methods to the knowledge of the material culture), intends to train the second level graduates in archaeological and historical skills.... [-]

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Full-time
2 years
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Leiden University

The Research MA in Classics and Ancient Civilisations at Leiden University covers the entire range of present-day research on the civilisations of Greece and Rome and the ... [+]

Choose from four specialisations

The Research Master's programme distinguishes itself from other similar master's programmes by consistently integrating the world of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Judaism, emerging Christianity, the cuneiform cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt (ancient, antique and late-antique) and Greco-Roman Antiquity within their broader context.

The number of specialisations on offer at Leiden University is also unparalleled.

The Research Master in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (2 year, 120 EC) provides intensive and comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome and the Ancient Near East. You may specialise in one of four tracks:... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Leiden University

The Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations provides comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the ancient civilisation ... [+]

In chronological terms, the programme covers thousands of years, from the early origins of Egyptian and Sumerian societies down to the world of Greece and Rome, including its modern reception from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century.

Choose from four specialisations

The master's programme distinguishes itself from other similar programmes through its flexibility and wide range of electives, through the diversity of the research-related specialisms offered within the program, and through the collaboration of Assyriology, Classics, Egyptology and Hebrew and Aramaic Studies within one program. The program is well connected with excellent research institutes in Leiden, including the National Institute for the Near East (NINO), the National Museum of Antiquities (RMO) and the University Library, which hosts the Papyrological Institute and a unique collection of ancient and medieval manuscripts.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Groningen

What are the classical roots of modern ideas about politics? How do you write a commentary on a text from antiquity? Find out by following one of the tracks of this Maste ... [+]

What are the classical roots of modern ideas about politics? How do you write a commentary on a text from antiquity? Find out by following one of the tracks of this Master's degree programme.

The Master's degree programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations consists of two tracks:

Classical Studies Ancient History

In the Classical Studies degree programme, we take an academic approach to various themes from Antiquity. You will learn how to critically assess written and material sources. You can opt for a more language-oriented or a less language-oriented curriculum. In the Ancient History specialization, we take a historical approach to the period from Hellenism to Late Antiquity. In addition to literary sources, you will use inscriptions, papyri and archaeological sources to cast a different light on the ancient world. Both tracks are concluded with a thesis, following which you will be awarded a Master of Arts degree in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. This Master's degree programme is also available as a part-time variant.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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Part-time
12 months
Campus
University of Groningen

Are you interested in written and material sources from Antiquity? Do you want to know how to write a commentary on an ancient text? In this one-year's Master track you l ... [+]

Are you interested in written and material sources from Antiquity? Do you want to know how to write a commentary on an ancient text? Then this track is just the thing for you.

In this one-year's Master track you learn how to tackle different aspects of Classical Antiquity in an academic way and how to write a commentary on a classical text. You may choose between a more linguistic or more cultural-historical approach. Besides literary sources, inscriptions, papyri and archaeological sources are also used to shed light on the world of Classical Antiquity. It is also possible to follow courses at another faculty, within the Master language programme, or to include a work placement in the programme. You will finish your programme by writing a thesis.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
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Full-time
12 months
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The master's program in Classics with teaching licensure allows students to pursue intensive study of the classical world beyond the bachelor's level and simultaneously t ... [+]

Develop skills and knowledge appropriate for graduate studies leading to the M.A. in Classics and develop pedagogical skills and knowledge consistent with the objectives of initial Teacher Licensure in Latin and Classical Humanities. Students will be prepared, upon completion of this degree, to pursue a career in secondary school teaching with licensure and/or move on to a Ph.D. program.

Requirements Candidates must successfully complete six graduate courses in Classics. Two must be in upper-level Latin and two must be in upper-level Greek. Candidates will usually have completed the equivalent of an undergraduate Latin or Greek major. If not, additional courses will be required for c... [-]
USA Medford
January 2020
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The master's program in Classics at Tufts is designed for students who wish to go beyond the bachelor's level to attain a broader and deeper knowledge of the classics for ... [+]

The master's program in Classics at Tufts is designed for students who wish to go beyond the bachelor's level to attain a broader and deeper knowledge of the classics for one or more of the following purposes: teaching background, further graduate study, or cultural enrichment.

With its strong language component, faculty strength in literature, history, archaeology, and access to computer applications, this program particularly suits those who want either to consolidate and improve their language, research, and teachings skills in preparation for a Ph.D. degree at another institution or to teach classics at the secondary level.

Requirements Candidates must successfully complet... [-]
USA Medford
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus