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About Classical Greek
Masters degrees in Classical Greek explore the origins, development and historical usage of Ancient Greek and related languages.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Ancient History and Classical Culture. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree, such as Anthropology, History, or Classics.
As one of the earliest written languages and the basis of later linguistic groups, Classical Greek holds an important place in the history of Western culture. There are many areas which you may opt to research for your final thesis.
For example, you might examine its role in the spread of Christianity with the writing of the New Testament in Koiné Greek. Or, you might analyse its importance in the Western literary canon within texts such as the Iliad and Odyssey.
As the language of many historical figures including Homer and Aristotle, you might even examine how Ancient Greek was crucial in the philosophical development of fields such as science, technology, the arts and history.
Careers in this field are highly varied, and may include traditional roles such as academia and publishing, journalism, or literary translation. You might also branch into roles within heritage management, public relations, or foreign policy.
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Our MRes offers substantial research experience, working alongside leading subject specialists. As an MRes student, you will engage with a broad range of research methods, including some of the most influential theoretical positions and methodologies in classical scholarship and academic enquiry.
The Reception of the Classical World MA investigates the interactions of later ages with the cultures of the ancient world across a variety of media, making extensive use of London's unique resources of literary, historical and artistic study and research.
The MA in Ancient History and Classical Culture offers a wide range of modules on the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, drawing on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars.
Our Ancient History MA offers you the opportunity to study Greek, Roman and near-Eastern history at an advanced level. You’ll also learn and refine the techniques and skills you need to be able to analyse and interpret a variety of historical sources.
Our Classical Art and Archaeology postgraduate course is designed for those who want to further their understanding of the classical world through the advanced study of the art and archaeology of the Greeks and Romans.
This Master’s degree in classical civilisation is a unique, interdisciplinary programme that offers graduates of subjects other than classics the opportunity to study the classical world at postgraduate level without prior knowledge or study of Latin or Greek.
This postgraduate degree provides an exciting and challenging forum for you to explore the archaeology and history of the Classical Mediterranean world.
This programme will give you the opportunity to study specific periods and regions of classical civilisation, analyse the literary significance of texts, and develop your language skills in Greek and Latin.
Note. the next year of entry to the MA Classical Tradition is 2020. You are welcome to apply for deferred entry. The MA Classical Tradition is a multidisciplinary course focusing on the reception of ancient literature, art and culture in the modern world.
Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past.