MASTERSTUDIES

16 Masters Programs in Ancient History

A master’s degree is an advanced education program for students wholly dedicated to their field. Most programs take two additional years of full-time study to complete and require that students submit a final project.

So what is a Master in Ancient History? These programs develop a student’s understanding of past societies. Advanced courses in history typically focus on classical Greek and Roman civilizations. Students may learn how ancient empires shaped the modern world and impacted politics, religion, science, art, and philosophy. Graduate students may be required to conduct their own research by reviewing historical documents and analyzing new finds in archaeology. Students can learn to critically evaluate evidence and develop their own ideas about ancient life.

Graduates gain a deeper understanding of the shaping of the modern world. This foundational knowledge enables analysis of current politics, law, and international relationships. Students learn research skills that empower them to locate and critique obscure information. Many improve their writing and speaking abilities as well.

Every program is different, and costs can vary dramatically depending on the university. Students are encouraged to contact admissions departments for details. Online universities are usually less expensive, as students do not have to pay for transportation or additional living costs associated with traditional universities.

A graduate with an advanced degree in ancient history can often find work as a teacher. There may be opportunities to teach at multiple levels of the education system. In addition to working in front of students in a classroom, some graduates help develop curriculum. They can analyze, edit, and write new material. These skills can translate to multimedia markets, and some graduates find work as writers or consultants for publications and entertainment projects. Graduates may also work in museums as curators or lend their expertise to research projects.

It is important to consider as many options as possible before deciding on a specific course of study. Many online programs offer the same level of education as traditional degrees but with greater flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

16 Results in Ancient History Filter

Interuniversity Master in History and Sciences of Antiquity (jointly with UAM)

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Master
Sep 2020
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2 semesters
Spanish
Campus

The Master in History and Sciences of Antiquity (MIHCA) has been consolidated as a new framework for teaching and research in the field of the History of Antiquity, which also ...

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MSc in Applied Archaeological Sciences

International Telematic University UNINETTUNO
MSc
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18 months
English
Italian
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online

The MSc in Applied Archaeological Sciences is designed in order to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise to students, researchers, managers and leaders of the Cultural ...

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Master in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Utrecht University
MA
Sep 2020
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2 years
English
Campus

Our Research Master’s programme in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies focuses on interdisciplinary study of the material, social, and intellectual developments in Europ ...

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Master in Archeology and Cultures of the Ancient World: Applied Critical Archaeology and Heritage

University of Bologna
Master
Sep 2020
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2 years
English
Campus

The Master in Applied Critical Archaeology and Heritage (ACRA) brings the study of the past and heritage to the future. With completely innovative options, designed specifical ...

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MA in Religion and Pluralism, Ancient & Modern

University of Groningen
MA
01 Sep 2021
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12 months
01 Jun 2021
English
Campus

The MA in Religion and Pluralism, Ancient & Modern was chosen as the best MA program in Theology and Religious Studies in the Netherlands. It offers an integrated approach ...

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Master in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Ancient History

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master
Sep 2020
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Full-time
English
Campus

The Master's programme Ancient History offers you a stimulating environment in which you can study a broad range of historical issues focusing on the ancient world. You can ch ...

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Master degree in The Ancient Mediterranean World (History Archaeology and Art)

University of Pavia
Master
28 Sep 2020
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2 years
English
Campus

This two-year English Language Master’s Degree course is offered by the Department of Humanities recognized as a Department of Excellence by the Italian Ministry of Education ...

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MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia

International Hellenic University (IHU)
MA
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14 months
English
Campus

The programme considers the history and the archaeology of ancient Macedonia, covering the region of Macedonia and the Macedonians from the Mycenaean period until the Roman er ...

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MSc in Celtic & Scottish Studies

University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
MSc
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English
Scottish Gaelic, Gaelic
Campus

This unique, interdisciplinary programme provides students with a professional grounding in the fields of Celtic and Scottish Studies. It caters for a wide range of interests, ...

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MSc in Ancient History

The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology
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English
Campus

Study ancient history at an advanced level and develop your interest in the ancient world, whilst receiving excellent preparation for further graduate research. Edinburgh is o ...

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MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations

University of Groningen
MA
01 Feb 2021
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12 months
15 Oct 2020
English
Campus

The MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations offers a broad approach to Antiquity, with the integration of classical languages and ancient cultural history. Our faculty have ...

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MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Ancient History

University of Groningen
MA
01 Feb 2021
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12 months
15 Oct 2020
English
Campus

In Groningen, we offer the MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Ancient History as a one-year Master's track -in English- with a full-time and a part-time tangent. Whil ...

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MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Classical Studies

University of Groningen
MA
01 Sep 2020
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12 months
English
Campus

The MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Classical Studies offers a broad approach to Antiquity through the integration of classical languages and ancient cultural hist ...

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Master in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Ancient studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master
Sep 2020
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Full-time
English
Campus

The Master's programme Ancient Studies is embedded in a long tradition of teaching and researching Greek and Roman Antiquity, as well as the wider cultural heritage of ancient ...

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Master in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Classics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master
Sep 2020
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Full-time
English
Campus

The study of the texts, literatures, and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome offers a treasure trove of information. This information is of the highest...

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