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Masters degrees in Ancient History encompass a breadth of critical and theoretical approaches to understanding the period 900 BC to 500 AD. They encompass the beginning of recorded human history through to the Post-Classical Era.
Entry requirements for these degrees normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree, such as History, Anthropology or Archaeology.
Masters degrees in Classical and Ancient History offer an interdisciplinary approach to learning, combining theory from fields such as Anthropology and Archaeology as well as Literary and Philosophical ideas to examine the Archaic and Classical periods.
You may specialise in a range of eras within these periods including the Bronze Age and Iron Age, through to Classical Antiquity. Or, you might examine prominent civilisations of the time such as the Ancient Greek city states or the Persian, Mycenaean and Roman Empires.
Popular topics include an examination of politics, philosophy, and education, which are usually investigated through sources such as sculpture, literature, theatre, and architecture.
Careers in this field may include roles in heritage institutions such as museums, archives or historical landmarks. They may also include journalism and foreign correspondence, or even legislation and foreign policy.
If academia is your preferred career, a Masters is an ideal step towards further research at PhD.
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This fascinating course examines many different aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds – their literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, languages and material culture – through a scholarly tradition that is both fast-moving and long-standing. Read more
This program focuses on the history of the modern Middle East and includes intensive Literary Arabic study. Students deepen their knowledge of this dynamic region and gain insight into the different aspects of the Middle East. Read more
The MA in Ancient History and Classical Culture is a rigorous course that concentrates on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, drawing on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars. Read more
The MA in History allows you to traverse fascinatingly different periods of history, from the middle ages onwards. You can study British, European, American or Asian History, supported by the diverse expertise of historians working at Swansea University. Additional modules cover the history of art and culture, empire, gender, politics, religion, sexuality and science. Read more
The MA in Ancient Narrative Literature is a dynamic world-first. Its deep exploration of the narrative produced in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt is informed by globally renowned research expertise. Read more
The MA History programme at Queen’s has been redesigned to offer all its existing strengths in an innovative package of modules that challenges students to develop their knowledge and skills. Read more
An MA by Research in Ancient History enables you to undertake a research project led by your own historical passions and interests. Your Ancient History project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. Read more
The MRes Ancient History offers students whose interests centre on the study of ancient history the opportunity to take a specialist research-intensive degree tailored to those interests and to pursue their own independent research to a further extent than in an MA. Read more
An MA by Research in History enables you to undertake a substantial research project, led by your own historical passions and interests. Your History project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. Read more
What are the classical roots of modern politics? How did religious landscapes interact with political networks? What made the Roman Empire so successful? Why was sport so important to the Greeks? These are some of many questions that you can study in Groningen. Read more
Our programmes cover a range of classical subjects. They include material culture and history, language and literature, philosophy and the history of science and medicine. Read more
If you are seeking to further your undergraduate qualification, conducting research into or wanting to specialise in the history of the ancient Greek, Roman and Near Eastern worlds, then this programme offers you the perfect opportunity to do just that. Read more
The major civilisations of the ancient world, including those of Egypt, Greece and Rome, still shape global culture today. Our MA in Ancient History enables you to gain an advanced understanding of ancient culture, whether you focus on literature, thought, art or religion. Read more