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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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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
Study Greek and Roman art and archaeology at one of the largest Classics departments in the UK. Our course is intercollegiate with options taught at King’s, UCL and Royal Holloway, giving you a wide range of topics to choose from as well as being able to take advantage of our close links to the Institute of Classical Studies, one of the UK’s best Classical libraries. Read more
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. Read more
This interdisciplinary Master’s degree in classical civilisation is ideal for graduates with no prior knowledge or study of Greek and Latin who want to undertake advanced study of the classical world at postgraduate level. Read more
As a period of cultural history, the scope and influence of the classical age is staggering. In this degree, you’ll study the history and archaeology of the time, as well as the role classical antiquity plays in the modern world. Read more
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. Read more
Explore the way the Classical world has been reflected in the art, literature and culture of later periods, and how the ancient world has shaped our modern world today - its architecture, politics, philosophy, language and more. Taught in the Department of Classics, by experts in the field of Classical reception. Read more
This course focuses on Greek and Latin literature in its cultural context. It examines different ways of reading and using literary texts across a wide range of authors, genres and periods, combined with opportunities for in-depth specialisation in a particular area. Read more
This programme studies the ancient Greek and Roman worlds from the Iron Age to the late Roman and early Christian period through their material remains including sculpture, funerary art, topography and visual cultures. 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
This fascinating course examines many different aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds – their literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, languages and material cultures – through a scholarly tradition that is both fast-moving and long-standing. Read more
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. Read more