Masters of Arts in Classical Studies

Compare 11 Master of Art Programs in Classical Studies

Classical Studies

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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MA in Classics

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Medford

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, further graduate study, digital technology, or cultural enrichment. [+]

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, further graduate study, digital technology, or publishing. With its strong language component and faculty strength in literature, history, archaeology, and digital humanities, this program particularly suits those who want either to consolidate and improve their language, research, and teaching skills in preparation for a Ph.D. degree at another institution or to teach classics at the secondary level.

Requirements Candidates must successfully complete ten graduate courses in Classics. Two must be in upper-level Latin and two must be in upper-level Greek; one must be in history; and one must be in classical archaeology. Candidates will usually have completed the equivalent of an undergraduate Latin or Greek major. If not, additional courses will be required for completion of the master's degree. Reading knowledge of Latin or Greek and one modern foreign language (usually German or French) is tested by examination. To demonstrate research and presentation, the candidate may submit for evaluation by a faculty committee either two qualifying papers (written for courses at Tufts and revised as necessary after completion of the course) or a thesis. The thesis normally counts as two of the required ten courses. Students usually find that writing a thesis takes a full term of uninterrupted work. An oral examination based on the qualifying papers or thesis is required. A... [-]

MA in Classics with Teaching Licensure

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA Medford

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 to acquire the credentials for a professional teaching career in public education. [+]

The master's program in Classics with licensure allows students to pursue intensive study of the classical world beyond the bachelor's level and simultaneously to acquire the credentials for a professional teaching career in public education. Students in this program have an opportunity to study literature, history, archaeology, and digital humanities in the Classics department. Concurrently they prepare for a career in teaching (grades 5-12) through coursework and supervised teaching offered by the Education Department at Tufts. In strengthening their language, research, and teaching skills, graduates are also prepared to pursue a Ph.D. degree at another institution.

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 completion of the master's degree. Candidates must successfully complete seven graduate courses in Education: one at the introductory level; one in human development and learning; one in the social, cultural, and historical foundations of education; one in exceptionalities in learning; two courses in second language instruction with an emphasis in Latin and Greek; and one in supervised teaching worth two credits. Reading knowledge of Latin or Greek and one modern foreign language (usually German or French) is tested by examination. To demonstrate research and presentation, the candidate may submit for evaluation by a Classics faculty committee either two qualifying papers (written for courses at Tufts and revised as necessary... [-]

MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Classical Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands 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 learn how to tackle different aspects of Classical Antiquity in an academic way and how to write a commentary on a classical text. [+]

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.... [-]


MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations

University of Groningen
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Groningen + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations (Research)

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The Research Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations provides intensive and comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the civilisations of Greece and Rome and the Ancient Near East. [+]

The Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) programme at Leiden University covers the entire range of present-day research on the civilisations of Greece and Rome, Egypt and the Ancient Near East.

Choose from four specialisations

The research master's programme distinguishes itself from other similar master's programmes by consistently integrating Greek and Roman Antiquity, the world of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Judaism, emerging Christianity, Egypt (ancient, antique and late-antique) and the cuneiform cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, within their broader context. The number of specialisations offered by the Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) programme is unparalleled.... [-]


MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations

Leiden University
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilisations provides comprehensive training covering the entire range of present-day research on the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome, Egypt and the Near East. [+]

The master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations at Leiden University covers the entire range of present-day research on the civilisations of Greece and Rome, Egypt and the Ancient Near East.

Choose from four specialisations

This master's programme distinguishes itself from similar programmes by consistently integrating Greek and Roman Antiquity, the world of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Judaism, emerging Christianity, Egypt (ancient, antique and late-antique) and the cuneiform cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, into their broader context. The number of specialisations on offer at Leiden University is unparalleled.

Use a wide range of research methods... [-]


Master of Arts in Classical Archaeology

Unitelma Sapienza
Online Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Italy Rome Spain Spain Online Mexico Mexico Online Australia Australia Online USA USA Online Canada Canada Online + 10 more

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. [+]

Objectives

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

The ‘Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces’ MA-program encompasses the Roman provinces in general, with a particular focus on the Western provinces of the Roman Empire. [+]

The ‘Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces’ MA-program encompasses the Roman provinces in general, with a particular focus on the Western provinces of the Roman Empire.

The provinces are examined from their establishment until the fall of the Western Roman Empire (c. 250 BC-AD 500). In focusing on this theme the program examines the entire legacy that comes down to us from these centuries, i.e. material remains, culture, and religion, as well as information concerning the surrounding landscape.

The aim of the program is to make students aware of the manifold existing sources by presenting a coherent and well-structured sample. The material evidence is documented to a large extent through archaeological excavations and is augmented by every new excavation, as well as every available form of textual evidence. The latter includes the literary corpus of ancient authors, stone or bronze inscriptions, and the cursive inscriptions which survive on various materials (papyri, writing tablets, painted inscriptions, graffiti, etc).... [-]


Master of Arts in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Classics)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Master's programme in Classics, you will combine linguistics, literature and cultural history to study the language, literature and material culture of Ancient Greece and Rome. [+]

In the Master's programme in Classics, you will combine linguistics, literature and cultural history to study the language, literature and material culture of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Classics: Languages and cultures of Greco-Roman Antiquity

The Master's in Classics offers an interdisciplinary programme that embraces the many facets of the world of Greco-Roman Antiquity. As a student of the Classics, you will analyse representative primary sources much more in-depth than was the case during the Bachelor’s phase of your studies. Choosing your own areas of interest, you will explore a wide range of scholarly debates and learn to handle the academic instruments with which to contribute to relevant discussions. In addition, you will be shown how to apply your specialist, critical knowledge of Classical Antiquity to texts and other cultural phenomena from later periods.... [-]


Master of Arts in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Ancient Studies)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

In the Master’s programme Ancient Studies, you will explore Greek and Roman Antiquity through a unique combination of historical, literary, and archaeological approaches. [+]

In the Master’s programme Ancient Studies, you will explore Greek and Roman Antiquity through a unique combination of historical, literary, and archaeological approaches.

Transcending disciplinary boundaries

The Master’s in Ancient Studies is a multi-disciplinary, one-year programme that extends beyond the limits of written sources and archaeological material to explore ancient society and culture as a whole. It offers a unique combination of historical, literary, and archaeological approaches from which the student can make a choice. In addition, you can specialise in ancient philosophy or religion, and the study of one of the classical languages or Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian can be included in the programme.... [-]


Master of Arts in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Ancient History)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

In the Master’s programme Ancient History, you will explore the rich and vibrant history of the Mediterranean world during Classical Antiquity. [+]

In the Master’s programme Ancient History, you will explore the rich and vibrant history of the Mediterranean world during Classical Antiquity.

Studying Greek and Roman antiquity at the UvA

The Master's programme in Ancient History offers students a stimulating environment in which to study a broad range of historical issues pertaining to the ancient world. The course is unique in that it offers a joint degree programme in which the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit collaborate, allowing students to become acquainted with the specialisations of a wide range of staff members of both universities. Students will follow a focused programme of courses and be able to develop their own interests within the field of Greek and Roman antiquity.... [-]